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Post-COVID centres to be set up at all district Ayurveda hospitals in Rajasthan

The state of Rajasthan has taken this decision to promote the science of Ayurveda in the post-COVID world.

Addressing medical advisory committees of the state the Rajasthan Swasthya Bhavan in Jaipur on Tuesday, the Health Minister announced that the government will establish post-COVID centres at all district Ayurveda hospitals in the state. These centres will be operated by experts, who help to boost the immunity of COVID-19 recovered patients, irrespective of their treatment through homoeopathy, Ayurveda or Unani medical systems. The decision has been taken in a bid to promote the science of Ayurveda in the post COVID world.

Post COVID-19 centres at Ayurveda hospitals

In his speech, directed at the advisory committees of Ayurveda, homoeopathy, Unani, yoga and naturopathy departments, the state Health Minister highlighted that the whole world has started to believe in the science of Ayurveda during the coronavirus period. He said that the government is committed to conservation and promotion of Ayurveda, homoeopathy and Unani medical systems and is working for their betterment.

With respect to this and the raging coronavirus pandemic, the state has decided to open post-COVID immunity-boosting centres at all district hospitals that provide ayurvedic treatment. The Health Minister also directed designated officials to plant 10 types of medicinal plants at each district Ayurveda hospital with the emphasis of culturing guggal, tulsi, giloy, ashwagandha, arjun and other such immunity-boosting herbs.

Rajasthan to promote the science of Ayurveda

The development of Ayurveda and other Indian systems of medicine was discussed in detail and some guidelines were given in the meeting. The minister directed the officials to draw a framework to develop botanical gardens at 17 venues across the state in public-private partnership (PPP) model. The speaker also asked the officials to publish a booklet of major Ayurveda medicines with an explanation in detail. Former director of National Institute of Ayurveda, Mahesh Chandra Sharma, has taken the responsibility to prepare this booklet.

On this occasion, many subjects were discussed in detail and necessary guidelines were given on the role of Ayurveda and the Indian systems of medicine to induce public involvement in the 'Nirogi Rajasthan' campaign. Initiatives like developing Ayurveda medical centres, promoting the cultivation of medical plants, strengthening laboratories were discussed at the meeting. It was also decided to develop the Panchkarma Centre at the Rajasthan Ayurveda University in Jodhpur as a centre for excellence.

Medico-tourism in Rajasthan

He also added that the state has identified a huge potential of medico tourism in Rajasthan and 20 such places that observe maximum tourist traffic have been short-listed to promote this sector. Further, the Health Minister said that yoga centres with state-of-the-art facilities will be opened at these places in the PPP model.

- With inputs from IANS

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