According to a draft regulation released by the National Medical Commission announced that MBBS students may soon have to undergo internship in Indian Systems of Medicine of AYUSH along with the other postings.
The draft regulation for Compulsory Rotating Internship, 2021 said, a week’s training must be a part of the rotational schedule in any of the Indian systems of medicine or AYUSH as an elective.
For Ayush, the NMC mentioned that interns can choose any elective from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy and Sowa Rigpa for a week.
Over a period of 12 months after the graduation there will be 17 postings which the MBBS students will have to complete. While out of the 17 postings, 14 are mandatory and three are electives.
The draft regulation further said that, the training in Indian systems of medicine is among the electives.
The draft further says that depending upon insufficient period of attendance, unsatisfactory acquisition of required competence, unsuccessful qualification on assessment and any exigency the minimum duration the Compulsory Rotating Internship may be extended appropriately.
The draft also said the duration of the Internship may be curtailed or temporarily suspended or even withdrawn or cancelled at any time by the institution or the university according to prevailing rules/regulations of the relevant authority provided.