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All Primary Health Centres will have doctors from AYUSH besides Allopathy Doctors: Union Minister


All Primary Health Centres will have doctors from AYUSH besides Allopathy Doctors: Union Minister

Panaji: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik Wednesday said every primary health centres (PHCs) in the country will have a doctor from alternative medicine systems besides an allopathy practitioner.

Naik said doctors either from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha streams will be placed at the government-run PHCs.

“All PHCs in the country will now have AYUSH doctors besides allopathy practitioners,” Naik said.

He said the people would be introduced to alternative medicine through such measures.

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“Right now, the primary health centres have doctors only from Allopathy stream but now there will be a doctor either from Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha or Homeopathy,” the North Goa MP said.

Naik said his ministry will set up 2,500 AYUSH wellness centres across the country during the first phase of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, which was launched earlier by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We have a quota of setting up 1.12 lakh AYUSH wellness centres across the country under this scheme. In the first phase, we will set up 2500 centres,” he said.

Naik said his ministry was also in the process of setting up 150 AYUSH hospitals, for which the Centre will provide funds.

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“We have to create AYUSH infrastructure so that people know about its benefits. We cannot convince people to go for these medicines till we introduce them at their doorsteps,” he said.


Source: PTI
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    CHANDAHUSSAIN MADINA June 8, 2019, 11:23 pm

    Why Sir,BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic science ) doctors also come under AYUSH ministry and the second letter itself says YOGA AND NATUROPATHY in AYUSH system of medicine……how can u injustice for well qualified BNYS doctors…….they are the future of India and also a world…….

  2. Respected Ayush ministry, it was very much awkward for all Naturopathy and yoga practitioner to hear that our Naturopathy and yoga system was not mentioned in the press release. As our honourable PM sir. Mr. Modi Ji was very much interested in establishing Naturopathy and yoga system throughout India, how come the Ministry had forgotten that. This has to taken to the notice of the concern ministry to mention about Naturopathy and yoga system in AYUSH very soon.

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    Dr n Manavalan June 8, 2019, 6:06 pm

    This is a great move but AYUSH consist of five recognised systems of medicine and Y stand for yoga & Naturopathy which is totally forgotten by the ministry of Ayush and misguided the minister. The whole world is turning to Yoga and Naturopathy for better health care and this should be available in all the PHC and Hospital. The ministry needs proper guidance to fullfill the aim and vision of our honorable PM

  4. What does Y in AYUSH stands for. Maybe the Minister of Ayush needs a person to remind him to include Yoga and Naturopathy in his official duties including press releases. Because he and his Ministry has selective amnesia of Yoga and Naturopathy system.

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    Ksh. Motilal singh June 8, 2019, 5:14 pm

    Going together AYUSH with alopathy is a good but Naturopathy is excluded in this n I feel Naturopathy should be included in this.