Govt to promote indigenous medicine system

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Patna, May 28 (UNI) The Bihar government have decided to promote a system of medicine under which Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy (AUH) would be popularised as a mode of treatment.

Bihar Health Minister Nandkishore Yadav today told newspersons here that research centre for Ayurveda and Unani would be established in the state capital to revive the traditional system of treating patients.

He said the government has also decided to link the AUH hospitals with the primary health centres, additional primary health cntres, district hospitals and sadar hospitals for providing practical training to the students studying these system of medicine.

Apart from this, at least one doctor of all the three system of indigenous mdicine would be appointed at these centres he said, adding that the medicines of these systems would be distributed free of cost among patients. For this the doctors had been asked to prepare list of medicines to be given free in the out doors and the indoors in the hospitals.

The minister maintained that the government was keen on providing facilities to doctors associated with the indigenous system of mdicine on a par with allopath doctors and announced that their suprannuation age had been enhanced to 62 from 60.

He also announced to appoint a director for the indegenous system of medicine from the AUH category saying that a person from the field would have better vision for improvement.

He also announced to revive all existing five ayurveda medical colleges and for this a committee was being constituted which would review the situation and submit its report for streamlining these colleges. An advisory board would also be constituted with specialists of AUH he informed.

Mr Yadav furthr stated that the government was also concentrating on cultivation of medicinal plants and experts would review the condition and recomend measures for it.

Responding to a query, he said that the visiting team of the Medical Council of India(MCI) would inspect all medical college hospitals of the state and hoped that it would issue green signals for enhancement of the seats in these medical colleges as sought by the state government.

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