Mr. Ashwani Ashwini Upadhyay, often known as the PIL man of India, has vowed has to file a PIL in the High or Supreme Court if the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1954 is not amended.
Mr Upadhyay stated that he would also file a PIL to include Ayurveda in the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana while speaking at the book launch for "When Cure Is Crime" in Delhi.
Interacting with the media on the sideline of the event, Mr Upadhyay expressed unhappiness that the Indian System of medicine which includes Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga and Siddha and which has been India's heritage and has willfully neglected.
He noted that India's modern medical system generates an estimated Rs 25 lakh crore in annual revenue.
Mr Upadhyay blamed that the drug, hospital, and pharmaceutical mafias dominate the entire system.
"Up to this point, every law in the Drugs and Cosmetic Act has been created in accordance with the pharma mafia's demands. I believe they have suppressed the Indian traditional medical system by passing legislation, he said.
These regulations prevent current Ayurvedic physicians from even claiming the efficacy of treatments described in the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Sarangadhara Samhita. Not only can you visualise slavery, but it's also impossible to locate a road or a hospital in Delhi with the names of Acyara Charaka, Sushtrut, or Sarangdhara," the PIL man said.
"Ayurveda doctors get in trouble if they say that the Indian system of traditional medicine can treat diseases for which there is no known cure," he stated.
He emphasised how the Indian Traditional Medical System not only treats patients but also prevents illness. However, the system of modern medicine does not work to stop the sickness. In actuality, it treats one illness while bringing on three others,” he further said.
In order to prevent the Indian system from thriving, Mr. Upadhyaya emphasized that the Indian Traditional Medical System has been purposefully neglected while the modern medical system has been promoted.