Physiotherapists seeks inclusion of physiotherapy in Dept of AYUSH

exercise5The Indian Physiotherapists Association has demanded inclusion of physiotherapy in the central government’s department of AYUSH.

The association has decided to send a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put forth their request, IPA general secretary Dr Ketan Bhatikar.

The inclusion of physiotherapy in Department of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) and formation of a central council for this health care profession will give an independent status to physiotherapists, at par with other medical professionals, he said.

“The formation of a council will enhance the status of physiotherapy profession, as the role of physiotherapists in the delivery of health services, including investigation, treatment and prevention of disease by virtue of special skills, is paramount and they are most the critical manpower for providing preventive and curative health service,” Bhatikar said.

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