Panaji: Goa Ayurvedic Medical Association has condemned the state by Goa Forward Party leader Durgadas Kamat, who had referred CM Dr Pramod Sawant as a quack.
The Association, in a press conference held in Margao, hadd said that Sawant is an Ayurvedic doctor holding B.A. M.S degree from Mumbai university and also registered medical practitioner with Goa Board of Indian system of medicine & homeopathy (GBISM).
“Ayurveda is an Indian system of medicine which is a part of ministry of AYUSH and is also accepted & respected worldwide, calling it Quack is an anti-national statement.” Said GAMA
“During this pandemic time all ayurvedic doctors are tirelessly working as frontline health workers in different hospitals all over Goa, Also private Ayurvedic doctor’s in association with IMA are monitoring home isolated patients in different parts of Goa.”
“Durgadas Kamat’s statement is very degrading at this pandemic situation where in Ayurvedic doctor’s are working tirelessly. “GAMA has demanded a ‘proper answer from Kamat’ and withdraw his statement if he fails we will hold an agitation,” they said.
Association’s office bearers including Dr Sneha Bhagwat, Dr Dharmendra Prabhudessai, Dr Joy Pereira, and Dr Deepali Shirvaikar addressed the press conference.