Minister assured separate AYUSH department in Kerala

keralaThe state government will set up a separate AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Department, according to Health Minister V S Sivakumar.

He said this while inaugurating the golden jubilee building of the Women and Children Hospital of the Ayurveda College at Poojappura.

AYUSH has been envisaged as part of a Central policy. There were also reports that absence of an independent AYUSH Department was costing the state Central funds.  The new building, built at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore, has all modern facilities such as labour room, operation theatre, post-operative ward, pay ward, general wards and out-patient department.

V Sivankutty MLA, Ayurveda Medical Education director Dr T Shivadas, ISM director Dr Anitha Jacob, DMO Dr Sirabudeen, Ayurveda College principal P K Ashok and superintendent Dr N Madhuri Devi were present, among others.[Source]

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