National Aarogya fair begins in Vizag city
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
Ayush minister aims to strengthen alternative medicine.
Union minister of state (Independent charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik takes a look at the exhibition after inaugurating the four-day National Arogya Fair-2017 at Andhra University ground in Visakhapatnam on Friday. (Photo: DC)
Visakhapatnam: Union minister of state for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik on Friday said Ayush systems, by virtue of their holistic approach towards health and disease and cost effectiveness, have an edge in dealing with health problems.
Inaugurating the four-day National Arogya Fair- 2017 at Andhra University Engineering College grounds here in Vizag city on Friday, Mr Naik said India is known for Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy for decades and Ayush systems have strength in some health sectors like non-communicable diseases, chronic ailments like joint pains, psoriasis, migraine and child healthcare.
AIIMS-like institute for Indian medicine system will be opened in Delhi soon and also there is a need to set up international-level hospitals for Ayush in India, said Mr Shripad Yesso Naik.
Ayush Ministry has been striving hard to make the public across the country aware of the advantages of indigenous medical treatment, which is a low-cost affair when compared with allopathy.
He recalled that after the NDA came to power, the department of Ayush was made into a ministry with an aim to strengthen the alternative forms of medicinal fields. He said by seeing the Ayush intervention for different health issues, foreign countries are directly investing into Ayush systems, as a result, many new hospitals have come up to cater to the need of the society.
In total, 70 stalls were set up to sell medicinal products. Also, in some outlets, free health check-up camps were conducted. There will be lectures and sessions for the public on health issues by the experts.
Vizag MP K. Haribabu opined that the public should try Ayush as allopathy has become so costly. He expressed happiness over the National Aarogya Fair being held in Vizag.