Mangaluru, Nov 23, 2014: Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader has said that the Central government should frame a policy on integrating all systems of medicine to give effective relief to sick. Speaking at Ayush Utsav, a two-day meet of Ayush practitioners organised by the department of Ayush, KAUP Board, Karnataka Homeopathy Board, National Integrated Medical Association, Karnataka Govt Ayush Medical officers Association (KGAMOA) and Karnataka chapter of Ayush Federation of India (AFI) here on November 22, Saturday.
He then went on to add, “With the policy, uniform system can be followed across the country,” He said that best of ayurveda, homoeopathy, siddha and other alternative Indian medicines should be encouraged and integrated with allopathic medicine to make treatment effective.
Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) should recommend to the Central government to establish Ayush University in each State,to carry out research in the fields. Karnataka state government is committed to start an Ayush University next year,the Minister informed.
He said that the focus should be on rolling out disease prevention programmes rather than curing desease after people suffer much. Chief Minister had announced setting up o fAyush hospital i n one taluk in each district.
Accordingly, the work on Ayush hospital in Ullal o fMangaluru taluk has commenced. Ayurvedic doctors will be recruited to each Primary Health Centre to promote the system of medicine.
The Minister said that the State government has asked KPSC to recruit 583 Ayurvedic doctors.Those who are working in government sector on contract basis are likely to be absorbed.The Ayurveda practitioners should mandatorily follow Ayurvedic system of medicine to gain confidence of the patients. He said tha tfarmers should beencouraged to grow medicinal plants instead of tobacco.
Herbal farms: Minister for Forests and Ecology Ramanath Rai said that the forest department has decided to set up herba lgarden in the name of ’DeyiBaidedi’, mother of Koti Chennaiah at Padumale. There is a need toconserve medicinal plants i n Western Ghats. Change in life style and exercise will help in maintaining good health.
CCIM President Dr Vanitha Murali Kumar said that the biggest strength of Ayush is that it is legalised in India. However, the Ayush hasfailed to reach the common man. It is catering to the elite class mostly. There is a need to create awareness on Ayush. A mega Exhibition on Ayurveda products and medicinal plants is arranged in this regard at the Nehru maidan on November 22 & 23.