Govt to open Resource Centre on Ksharsutra at BHU

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) The Health Ministry has decided to set up a National Resource Centre of Excellence on Ksharsutra at Varanasi for sustainable research and development on the Ksharsutra technique.

The Centre will be established in the faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU. The training programme for trainers will also be organised in the Ayurveda faculty, BHU.

The Department of AYUSH has also prepared a standardised training module that would be implemented in 15 regional Ksharsutra training-cum-treatment centers in the country.

Earlier, a National campaign on Ksharsutra technique of Ayurveda for the treatment of Fistula-in-Ano and piles was held here in August during which presentations and research data convinced the participants, specially the allopathic doctors, to adopt Ksharsutra as a better management technique for Fistula-in-Ano.

One of the major recommendations of the national campaign was to organise state-level campaigns on Ksharsutra so that its centers could be established in district hospitals, community hospitals and medical colleges. Task Forces have been constituted both at the national and state level to implement the programme in States.

This initiative is picking up very well and the first state level campaign was launched in Chhattisgarh on November 22 at Raipur which was attended by a large number of allopathic and ayurvedic doctors and opinion makers. As a follow up action, Chhattisgarh has decided to set up Ksharsutra clinic in the existing district hospitals. State Medical Colleg and Ayurvedic Colleges in Raipur have been identified as the State training centers of Ksharsutra for Chhattisgarh state.

Himachal Pradesh had organised Ksharsutra campaign on December 10 and 11 at Palampur, Andhra Pradesh is holding a three-day meet on the subject from today at Hyderabad, Kerala would hold it on December 19-20 at Thiruvananthapuram, Jammu and Kashmir on December26-27 at Jammu and Uttarakhand will organise State campaign-cum-workshop on Ksharsutra on December 29-30 at Dehradun.

UNI

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