Jawaharlal institute of post graduate medical education and research (Jipmer) and IKP centre for technologies in public health (ICTPH) have joined hands to launch a training programme to train and equip Ayush physicians with necessary skills and expertise to provide quality allopathy treatment in the primary healthcare sector in rural areas.
Ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy (Ayush) physicians in Tamil Nadu can practice allopathy and give treatment in rural areas of the state. The two associations, Jipmer and ICTPH are working on the framing the syllabus for the ‘bridge training programme’, a six month course, designed for primary healthcare sector only.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to offer the courses to the Aysuh practitioners. Adrerssing the challenges of lack of qualified healthcare professionals and inadequate access to quality healthcare in rural areas, K.C. Premrajan, head of preventive and social medicine, Jipmer said, “We have been working on to develop innovative strategies and to launch the bridge programme to train Ayush physicians to acquire skills and expertise to provide allopathy in primary healthcare sector.”
A team of expert has been formed to check the proposed curriculum and evaluate Ayush physicians.