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Meet on alternative systems of medicine

?BHARATIYA SWASTHA Chintan 2006? ? the three-day workshop being organised by the State Health Department with an objective order to promote the benefits of Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Yoga, Unani and naturopathy treatments was inaugurated on Saturday by the renowned philosopher and sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Bhaiyyaji Joshi. State Health and Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi presided over the function in Bhopal.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2006 18:50 IST

‘BHARATIYA SWASTHA Chintan 2006’ – the three-day workshop being organised by the State Health Department with an objective order to promote the benefits of Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Yoga, Unani and naturopathy treatments was inaugurated on Saturday by the renowned philosopher and sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Bhaiyyaji Joshi. State Health and Medical Education Minister Ajay Vishnoi presided over the function in Bhopal.

The public health and family welfare minister of Bihar, Chandra Mohan Rai, former minister for Health, Delhi Government, Dr Harshawardhan Singh, president of medical cell of BJP Dr Anil Jain, principal secretary of medical education MM Upadhyaya, several thinkers, specialists, doctors and prominent citizens were present on the occasion.

Addressing the programme, Vishnoi said that the miracle of Indian traditional medical treatment, yoga and pranayam is well accepted by the world now. Treatment of minor illness through ayurveda is still prevalent at homes in India.

He further said that Bhartiya Swastha Chintan is being organised with a view to inform people about the importance of Indian traditional medical treatment. Efforts would also be made to apprise students about the importance Indian medicine systems, he added.

Vishnoi said that the government has initiated action against quacks practicing in state. It is the moral duty of the government to provide all kinds of medical facilities to the citizens of the state and thus importance is being given to Indian systems of medicine too. He also stated that Ayush (Indian medicine system) doctors must shoulder the responsibilities that come with promotion of the systems.

Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that health service is an important aspect of social responsibilities and we have to accept the realities of the Indian philosophies. Schemes should be prepared keeping in view the people of remote and rural areas. Attempts should be made to make India the leader of the world and Madhya Pradesh an ideal state. He further stated that benefits of Indian traditional medical treatment should reach the common people of the state.

Chandra Mohan Rai informed about the efforts made in Bihar in the field of Indian traditional medical treatment. Dr Harshwardhan also addressed at the beginning of the workshop. The health commissioner Dr Rajesh Rajora, secretary medical education SPS Parihar and director Indian medical systems Jabbar Dhakwala were also present on the occasion.