Garitric Health care campaign through Ayurveda in Himachal Pradesh (HP) was launched by Rajeev Bindal, health and Ayurveda minister in Shimla. Bindal said that the government had sanctioned Rs 1 crore for creating infrastructural facilities in the college. He said that 85 posts of Ayurvedic doctors have been sanctioned in the state and very shortly 154 vacant posts would be filled up. Bindal said that 25 per cent net Non-Performing Assets (NPA) would also be provided to Ayurvedic doctors.
The main health care facilities are being provided through 1,200 Ayurvedic health institutions in the state. He said that school health care Programme is being associated with every Ayurvedic institution, besides a Programme to make the state anemia free. He said that ’Panchkarma’ system of treatment is being popularized in the state. He directed principal secretary and director Ayurveda to ensure active participation of Ayurvedic doctors in the implementation of all national health Programmes.
Ayurveda minister said that there is a great possibility of herbal cultivation in the state, which would generate employment opportunities to our youth of the state. He said that in this connection Swami Ramdev had already had discussions with the officers of forest, agriculture, horticulture and Ayurveda. He said that Swami Ramdev is keen to purchase herbal medicines at remunerative rates including Ghritkumari, Chhota Amla, and Amrita etc. He said that Ayurvedic doctors would be appointed in 74 community health centres. He also released a directory on the health institutions functioning in the state.
Representatives of AYUSH departments of ministry of health, government of India, eminent resource persons, Ayurveda officers and chief medical officers from all over the state are participating in the two day seminar. Bindal thanked ministry of AYUSH, Government of India for declaring HP the nodal state for the implementation of the geriatrics health care campaign in the country. He wished that this campaign should be named as long life programme for senior citizens.
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