'Govt mulling integrated system of medicines'

'Govt mulling integrated system of medicines'

Udupi Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishweshatheertha Swami inaugurates the Sharada Ayurdhama at Talapady on Sunday.

The government is planning to set up integrated system of medicines under one roof, said Union Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik.

Speaking after inaugurating Sharada Ayurdhama, established by Tulunadu Education Trust at Talapady on Sunday, he said: "Ayush Ministry has made it mandatory to have biometrics attendance for staff in the Ayush Government Colleges and Hospitals. NEET has been made mandatory for admission to colleges offering Indian system of medicines (Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani) during 2018-19."

“Ayurveda is an effective system of medicine to cure ailments. Diseases due to change in life style have forced people to go back to the nature. Ayurveda system of medicine is now popular in Western countries including US and Europe,” he said and added: "There is a need to create awareness on Ayurveda system."

Udupi Pejawar Mutt seer Vishwesha Theertha Swami said: "There is a need to conduct continuous research in the field of Ayurveda. There is a need to strive to conserve Sanskrit language."

Minister for Urban Development U T Khader said Ayurveda was not medicine.

"It is a good food system. Ayurveda is contribution of Indian sages to the world. There is demand for Ayurveda practitioners in Germany. An attempt is being made to sign an MoU to send Ayurveda practitioners from here to Germany," he said.

Kondevuru mutt seer Yogananda Saraswathi Swami also spoke.

Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple Priest Vasudeva Asranna, Tulunadu Education Trust Chairman Prof M B Puranik, Vice President Prof K S Kalluraya and others were present.

Sharada Ayurveda Hospital which was started in 2016 is now upgraded with more facilities. Karya, Panchakarma and Shalya treatments are available along with obstetrics and gynaecology, Vaghikarana, X-Ray, scanning dental treatment, physiotherapy, emergency treatment, laboratory, operation theatre and other facilities in the hospital.

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