March 10:The ancient systems of medicine follow a holistic approach focused on of the individual (patient) while treating the patients for a specific disease whereas the Modern system of medicine focuses on the disease, thus, the two approaches are fundamentally different from each other.
The Ministry of AYUSH through its three research organizations. namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Homoeopahty (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) have launched a programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).
The major objective of the programme is prevention and early diagnosis of these diseases, reducing complications and reducing drug dependency through these systems.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on March 10.