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Ayush hospital in M'lore to be ready by March

Mangalore, Jan 15, 2013, DHNS: 23:05 IST

Proposals submitted to govt to start Ayush hospitals in all 5 taluks

“The first AYUSH Hospital in the district with 25 beds,15 for Ayurvedic and 10 for homeopathic treatment, being constructed at Hat Hill here will be ready by March,” said Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of AYUSH workshop and treatment camp organised by Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat under National Rural Health campaign in DK ZP on Tuesday, he said that the recruitment of 17 medical staff for the new AYUSH hospital, is underway.

Stating that DK ZP owes a greater responsibility in popularising the AYUSH medication, he said that there is a need for an AYUSH ‘Aushadhi vana,’ in which all medicinal plants will be cultivated.

Stating that a request has been made before deputy commissioner to reserve an acre land for this purpose, he said that the efforts are on towards the recognition of traditional doctors (Nati vaidyas) and to transcript their knowledge.

He also stressed the need to create awareness among school and college students on AYUSH.

Dr Vijayprakash also said that a proposal has been tabled before the State government towards the establishment of AYUSH hospitals in all five taluks of Dakshina Kannada.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme, Health and Education Standing committee President Asha Thimmappa Gowda said that traditional therapies such as
Ayurveda though provide slow relief, if started in an initial stage, could help in permanent cure.

“Village areas should be made accessible to AYUSH medication in a large extent,” she opined.

Karnataka Ayurveda Medical College Principal Dr Muralidhar Attavar said that ‘Ayusho: Veda’ is ‘Ayurveda’ i.e., Ayurveda is a way of life and it provides guidelines to lead a healthier life with increased longevity, by preventing a number of diseases through disciplined lifestyle rather than offering tough medial treatments. Ayurveda also highlights the importance of counselling as a part of treatment, he added.

Zilla Panchayat Vice President Rithesh Shetty said that it is very unfortunate that many of the traditional doctors did not preserve the secrets of Naturopathy and a vast amount of knowledge regarding naturopathy is lost.

DK AYUSH officer Dr Sadashiv Anand, ZP Deputy Secreatary Shivarame Gowda also spoke.

As a part of the campaign, a free health check up with expert advice was provided for Zilla Panchayat staff, based on their case history, evoking good response.

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