Shivajinagar MLA Roshan Baig alleged on Thursday that super speciality corporate hospitals, along with pharmaceutical companies in the city, were running a mafia by not allowing other systems of medicines such as Ayurveda and Homoeopathy to flourish.
He was speaking at a ceremony organised by the Ayush department, where 28 renowned Ayush doctors were felicitated.
“The mafia is lobbying to suppress the Ayush forms of treatment,” Baig said. Ayush is the acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga/Naturopathy, Unani, Sidda and Homoeopathy systems of medicine.
Limbavali said there were treatments for dengue and chikungunya in Ayush forms of medicines and the government was bound to promote indigenous forms of medicines in the State.