Panaji, Mar 5 (UNI) Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik said, “AYUSH treatment facilities have been provided at all levels of health care, from the primary health center to highly specialized hospitals such as AIIMS”.
The government wants to provide “accessible and affordable” health care facilities to people and is committed to promoting Ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines, State Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik said Thursday. “AYUSH is set up to meet the healthcare needs around the world. The government is committed to the promotion of ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines and has established policies for that purpose. The government wants to provide affordable, safe and accessible health care facilities for people. “He said that the AYUSH treatment facilities have been provided at all levels of health care, from the primary health center to super specialty hospitals such as AIIMS.”
He spoke after inaugurating the 7th World Congress of Ayurveda and Arogya Expo. He said the event, which brings together experts and practitioners of Ayurveda and traditional medicines from around the world, provides an appropriate setting to discuss strengths and weaknesses and also to promote Ayurveda nationally and internationally.
Previously, the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) also signed two important Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in Chennai under the AYUSH Ministry with universities in Argentina and Israel. The mega event is being organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with the support of the AYUSH Ministry and the government of West Bengal.
To facilitate the development and growth of the AYUSH medicine system, the Ministry is also organizing Arogya Expo from December 1 to 4. This year’s World Ayurveda Congress is the largest compared to the previous World Ayurveda Congress in Kochi 2002, Pune 2006, Jaipur 2008, Bengaluru 2010, Bhopal 2012 and Delhi 2014.
More than 3,500 delegates are expected to participate, including more than 350 international delegates from 24 countries representing the global ayurvedic fraternity. More than 1,893 scientific articles of international caliber are being considered for presentation in more than 30 scientific sessions of multiple tracks. AYUSH Secretary Ajit M Sharan, Deputy Secretary Anil Kumar Ganeriwala, Sri Lankan Provincial Minister Bandula Yalegama and Italian Senator Maurizio Romani were among the dignitaries present.