CM Dr. Manik Saha pitches to extend Ayurvedic treatment to marginalized people of society

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha Sunday inaugurated the observance of 7th National Ayurveda Day here at Agartala in a function and said that there is a need to extend the ayurvedic treatment to the marginalized people of a society. The Chief Minister pitched to generate awareness about the ayurvedic medical treatment as this is one of the oldest mediums of treatment in the country.  “The basic principles of Ayurveda should be promoted in the medical system, so that it increases people’s trust and confidence in Ayurveda medical services,” Dr. Saha said.

The Chief Minister said that the present central government is giving special importance to Ayurveda. He said that the AYUSH Ministry was formed in 2014 after the formation of a new government at the Center led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later, the National Ayush Mission was formed with the aim of integrating AYUSH with the mainstream of medicine, he said.

“The climate of the state is favourable for the cultivation of medicinal plants. There is an opportunity to expand Ayurveda medical services in the state,” he said, adding that the government is planning to establish an Ayurveda college in the state in the future. Chief Secretary JK Sinha, Vice-Chancellor of Uttarakhand Ayurveda University Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi and Additional Secretary (Health) and Mission Director Shubashis Das among others were present in the event on Sunday here at Agartala Rabindra Bhawan.

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