Grow medicinal plants on large scale in J and K: CS

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Srinagar, Jul 25 (UNI) Advocating growing of medicinal plants on a large scale in the State, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary S S Kapoor has called for synergization of Allopathic and AYUSH systems of medicine to improve public health care.

Despite ideal natural and climatic advantages, the state has not harnessed the potential of medicinal and aromatic plants, an official spokesman quoting Mr Kapoor said.

The sector, Mr Kapoor said, could be a potential source of employment in the light of growing demand for herbs in the country.

Mr Kapoor was speaking after inaugurating a two-day National Workshop on ''Ksharasutra'' therapy here.

The Chief Secretary expressing satisfaction over ''Ksharasutra'' evolving as an effective technique in the treatment of ano-rectal disorders with 97 per cent success rate said no other system of medicine has such a high success rate.

He said the para-surgical procedure is not only cost-effective but also simple and safe treatment with no chances of incontinence and recurrence.

Stressing the need for promoting Ayurveda system of medicine, the Chief Secretary said the old discipline is associated with our civilizational tradition that has over the years proved effective alternative system of medicine in the country.

The system has also been associated with our identity globally, he said.

Mr Kapur said State Government had already introduced the AYUSH system in all dispensaries, Public Health Centres and district hospitals under NRHM in the state.

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