PIL in Delhi HC to adopt Indian Holistic Integrated Medicinal Approach
BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay moved a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre to adopt the Indian Holistic Integrated Medicinal Approach.
A PIL has been moved in Delhi High Court by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay seeking direction to the Centre to adopt the Indian Holistic Integrated Medicinal Approach rather than Colonial Segregated way of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy.
"In spite of huge investment, the current health care system of India is not able to meet its standards and benefit the Indian population to fight against acute and chronic diseases," said Ashwini Upadhyay, as reported by The Print.
All levels of healthcare must work in cohesive manner
He said that healthcare delivery in India is divided into three categories primary, secondary and tertiary care. All three levels need to work in a cohesive manner to help deliver healthcare on all four pillars.
“There are 7.88 lakh Ayurveda, Unani, and Homeopathy (AUH) doctors. Assuming 80 per cent availability, it is estimated that 6.30 lakh AUH doctors may be available for service and considered together with allopathic doctors, it gives a doctor population ratio of around 1:1000,” stated the plea.
“In order to establish an integrated medicinal system, the Government has already made certain amendments to enable these provisions to become a part of health care policies. But so far adopted strategies are not sufficient to provide an adequate platform for an integrated medicinal approach. Therefore, it is mandatory to make appropriate amendments to legalize the status of the integrated medicinal system,” added the plea.