Himachal Pradesh Government to consider setting up of Ayurveda University in State: CM

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Shimla:  State Government would consider setting up of an Ayurvedic University in the state with a view to give boost to Ayurveda system of Medicine. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal in his inaugural address in the three day long ‘Aarogya Mela’ being organised by Aayush Department , Government of India and Ayurveda department of the state at Una today.

Chief Minister said that the state government would be spending Rs. 48 crore over the infrastructure upgradation and providing of Ayurvedic medicine in 300 ayurvedic health centres in the state. He said that the senior citizens were being provided separate OPD facilities in all the Ayurvedic hospitals of the state. He added that during period of 2008 to 2010, 49 free health check-up camps had been organised in which 7000 senior citizens had been benefited.

Chief Minister said that Panchkarma centres had been enhanced from six to sixteen in the State and 27 Ayurvedic hospitals had been brought under National Health Mission.
He said that MD and MS seats had also been enhanced from 24 to 39. He said that there were 1153 Ayurvedic Health Institution serving people I every part of the State. Prof Dhumal said that the State Government had enhanced the recruitment age from 45 to 52 of 155 Ayurveda doctors to be recruited soon.

Prof. Dhumal said that 10 bedded Ayurvedic hospitals had been opened at Una where OPD and Panchkarma facilities were made available to the people. He said that Ayurveda was one of the major activity which was being accorded priority in the State. He said that the system was gaining popularity in western countries too.
He said that it was for the first time that such a grand fair was organised , where free medical check-up and diagnosis was being provided.

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