New Delhi: Describing the launch of Ayush Mission as a “significant step” in history of Indian public health, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that the government wants to popularise holistic treatment throughout the country.
“The Union Cabinet’s approval of the National Ayush Mission will set in motion a series of steps to plug the gaps that exist in the public health system, particularly in inaccessible areas,” the Health minister said while inaugurating a free medical camp organised by the Delhi Union of Journalists Cooperative House Building Society.
“We will give AYUSH pride of place in the country’s public health system. No single stream of medicine is considered supreme in today’s world. Vast strides have been made in our traditional lines of treatment and we wish to bring their benefits to the people,” he said.
Even the upcoming AIIMS in Rishikesh will have a 100-bed facility for holistic medicine. The Minister pointed out that soon holistic medicine would become a feature of all the leading hospitals of the country. Recently, the governments of India and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in research and development in practicable lines of treatment of traditional medicine.[Source]