As the COVID-19 pandemic is escalating in India, many Ayurvedic practitioners are being approached by COVID-19 patients for clinical care. In this situation, it becomes important to understand ethical issues involved in administering Ayurvedic treatment for such patients in clinical practice. If patient prefers Ayurveda, is it ethical to offer treatment? Is a consent form necessary? What are the essential points that should be included? Dr. Nandini K. Kumar will talk about the Ethical Issues Related to the COVID-19 pandemic in a Webinar being organised by Amrita School of Ayurveda on July 24, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm.
About the Speaker
Dr. Nandini K. Kumar is former Deputy Director General (SG), Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India. She is Vice President of Forum for Ethics Review Committees in India (FERCI), and member of Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia Pacific (FERCAP) and is actively involved in ethics committee related activities in India and is national and international surveyor for ethics committees. She was closely involved with activities related to the Government’s Golden Triangle Partnership Scheme related to drug development in traditional systems of medicine and other similar programs in the country concerning herbal or herbo-mineral formulations. She also had been closely involved in finalization of the ICMR Ethical Guidelines of 2000 and of 2006, especially the section on traditional medicine research.