Dr. P. Ram Manohar, Director, Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda, Amritapuri, along with other practitioners of Ayurveda echo the sentiments of the Indian Medical Association on the damage the Bill can cause in the health sector. He considers the bridge course not to be pragmatic. “It is a myopic view of seeing and resolving issues and will make a mockery of traditional medicine. What is being sought is to provide access to medical care in rural areas. But there are other ways of resolving it. It is not a good strategy to make traditional medical practitioners in rural areas take to modern medicine in such a manner”, he said.