Dr Pawan Kumar Aryan has raised an important point today in a comment.
Due to reservation in admission to MBBS courses and high capitation fee for medical education in private medical shops/institutes, I decided to study ayurveda.
After finishing five-year course from a government ayurveda College, I found myself nowhere in the medical field. I wrote several complaints and letters regarding no effect or toxic effect of Vedic medicine to Central drug laboratory Calcutta and also to Central and State governments. None of my RTI application got response.
However the ayurveda medicines are covered under drug and cosmetic act, but there is a clause regarding preparation of either with a medicine and as per the legislative pronouncement regarding efficacy or toxic effect of ayurveda medicine their is no specific provision for the authorities to regulate.
Taking advantage of the above mentioned legislative infirmity dons of black market like Baba Ram Dev etc are fattening upon the concept that ayurveda medicines are holy cow.
For rich of India or even of US and other Western countries ayurveda is a luxury vocation with a lot of pomp and show. But for the poor suffering from deadly infections, infestations, vector diseases and several other communicable noncommunicable diseases which can be managed, mitigated, cured and treated using modern medicine, ayurveda is a liability costing them their lives.
I have found in my practice that not even a single drug of ayurveda is effective as per its claim. Placebo effect and Hinduistic religious hype is the sole basis of crime against humanity in the garb of ayurveda.
Sanjeev has raised very scientific and serious questions about ayurveda, but no one responded to the issues raised.
I think this is as strong a comment as one can get. Already I’ve commented on a massive demolition of ayurveda by two ayurvedic doctors. This is now a third such doctor making direct and strong comments.
And we have the Modi establishment determined to impose ENTIRELY UNPROVEN remedies on hundreds of millions of people.
I have no sympathy for rabid Hindutvas who may die as a result of consuming ayurvedic poison. My concern is regarding the innocent poor.
But which party (Congress/BJP) EVER cared for the poor?
Expect purveyors of snake oil (and poison) to flourish even as millions of Indians die like flies.