Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked the medical fraternity to popularise Ayush-Ayurved, Yoga, Unani, Sidha, Naturopathy and Homeopathy as an alternative system of medicine to the much-publicised Allopathic system.
“Ayush system especially Ayurveda has comparatively lesser side effects than allopathy and is also cost effective,” said Badal while addressing a public gathering at the launch of four-day Arogya Mela, jointly organised by the Centre and State Ayush department in collaboration of the FICCI.
Badal emphasized the need to intensify efforts for undertaking research in the Ayurveda so that complicated diseases like Cancer, Hepatitis and Cardiac ailments could also be effectively cured.
Appreciating efforts of State Ayush Department to hold this medical camp-cum-exhibition, Badal asked the doctors to ensure proper follow up in the cases of patients who were diagnosed with serious ailments.
“State government has already held two mega medial camps at village Badal in Muktsar district and Mansa where 19,000 and 27,000 patients were medically checked up and given suitable treatment besides medicines free of cost,” he said assuring Health and Family Welfare Minister Madam Mohan Mittal that the State Government would leave no stone unturned to promote Ayush system of medicine in the State.source:http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/110835-medical-fraternity-told-to-popularise-ayush-in-punjab.html