Since 2014, the Supreme Court of India and Indian Medical Association have described Siddha medicine as quackery, and there is no governmental recognition of siddhars as legitimate physicians.
Can Ayurveda practitioners perform surgeries? Those trained to perform surgeries can do it everywhere, says Ayush ministry, while medical education regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) says they cannot in hospitals for modern medicine. MCI's stand is quite clear on this; Ayurveda surgeons cannot be mainstreamed.Sep 8, 2018
Ayurveda is the original system of the Indian subcontinent including Tamil Nadu. Siddha is a linguistically and politically developed medical system around the 1920s. Before 1920 there was no Siddha, it was all Ayurveda, precisely Tamil Ayurveda. As most of the Siddha words are nothing but Sanskrit terminologies.Jul 6, 2020