Doctors strike over Ayurveda surgery: India

The Indian Medical Association is angry at a decision allowing traditional healers to do procedures

Doctors in many Indian hospitals have closed outpatient departments and worn black armbands to protest against a government decision to allow practitioners of traditional medicine to carry out minor surgical procedures. 

Ayurvedic massage items.

The country-wide strike was called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the top representative body for doctors. 

"We stood up for India, lost 700 doctors to COVID-19. Your turn now to save modern medicine from mixopathy," the IMA said in a newspaper advertisement on Friday. 

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