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Ayurved to be brought in mainstream of public health

23 July 2013 : Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Ayurved Advisory Board’s first meeting here today recommended to bring Ayurved in the mainstream of public health, proper protection and use of medicinal plants, upgradation of Ayurved education, marketing of medicinal plants at primary level and ensure their quality apart from procurement. The board also recommended to promote Ayurved forestry and ensure international cooperation in Ayurved promotion.

The meeting held at Pandit Khushilal Ved Ayurved College was presided over by its Chairperson Smt. Shelja Chandra. Members also put forth suggestions at the meeting. It was also decided to constitute a sub-committee to prepare detailed report on implementation of board’s recommendations.

Smt. Shelja Chandra said that the work done in Madhya Pradesh for procuring medicinal plants, processing and medicine manufacturing has not been done in any other state. She also hailed keen interest being evinced in the development of Ayurved by Madhya Pradesh Government. She said Ayurved’s demand is increasing constantly. But, it needs to be brought in the mainstream of public health. She said that people’s trust in Ayurved should be increased further so that do not consider it as an auxiliary to other medicine systems and trust it as the sole system of medicine. She stressed the need for better coordination between systems of medicines and need of protocol. Smt. Chandra said that documentation of traditional healers should also be made. Doctors of different medical systems decide on better treatment of patients through mutual consultation. She suggested to Ayurved doctors to gain more self-confidence.

Principal Secretary Health and AYUSH Shri Praveen Krishna informed that AYUSH Wings have been set up in all district hospitals in the state. Large number of farmers in the state are growing medicinal plants. State Government is making earnest efforts to promote Ayurved and 3,500 Ayurved personnel will be recruited soon. Special attention has been paid to improve Ayurved education. Shri Praveen Krishna also informed about Madhya Pradesh Ayurved Treatment Programme. He said that protocol of “AYUSH Sampoorn Swasthya, Sab Ke Liye” has been chalked out. Ayurved protocol will be prepared .

Board members Commissioner AYUSH Shri Muktesh Varshney, Shri Ranji Pauranik, Shri J. Jay Kumar, MAPCOST’s Director General Shri P.K. Verma, Dr. Geeta Krishnan, Dr. Madhusudan Deshpande, Secretary Forests Shri Prashant Kumar, Dr. B.M. Gupta and other concerning officers attended the meeting. Earlier, Smt. Chandra inspected the hospital.

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