Haryana health minister Anil Vij on Saturday urged upon the Union government to open a regional centre for yoga and naturopathy at Panchkula for which, 12 acres of land was available. He has also sought appointment of one Ayush doctor at every urban health centre under the national health mission.
Speaking at the World Ayurveda Congress in New Delhi, Vij said that Ayush doctors should be regularly trained so that they could keep themselves abreast with the latest research.
In view of the growing acceptance of the Ayurvedic system among urban people, he said that Ayush ward and therapy centre should be opened in every district hospital.
Stating that success achieved in the treatment of diseases by Ayurveda should be publicised, he said that inter-linkage and cross referral between Ayush and allopathy system should be encouraged and national and regional Ayush centres should be opened.