Chennai: Union Health Minister Ashwini Choubey today said that medicines used to treat cancer are formulated using cow urine and the Ministry of AYUSH is also working on it.
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Choubey told reporters when asked about the boycott of cancer treatment under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (JAY), the centre is currently providing. The treatment of three types of cancer under a separate scheme, and now under JAY was studying the proposal to include the fatal disease.
Choubey was present at the Sri Ramakrishna Hospital in Coimbatore to inaugurate the Again Against Cancer campaign.
He said that the Ministry of Health will work towards making the country declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi free of non-communicable diseases by 2030.
He said that more than 50 lakhs have already been benefited and four crore gold cards have been issued, which has 16,000 unconnected hospitals across the nation.
Choubey said that the ministry has done the work of upgrading 75 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu.
In the first phase, Salem Medical College was being upgraded at a cost of Rs. Madurai in the second phase with Rs 100 crore. 125 crores in the third phase and Thanjavur Medical College with Rs. 240 crores Rs.