National Ayush expo to be held from Jan. 21 to 25

The Health and Family Welfare Department has co-sponsored a national Ayush expo in Bengaluru from January 21 to 25. Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader told presspersons here on Sunday that the expo, jointly organised by FICCI and his department, would feature seminars on different topics. Over 200 stalls would be set upand national and international experts on Ayush would enlighten doctors and students on various matters. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Minister of State (independent charge), Ayush, Shripad Y. Naik, are expected to attend the inauguration. Around 5,000 delegates from across the country were expected to participate, the Minister added.

Mr. Khader said Ayush should be the first preference for patients followed by allopathic system of medicine. While there were reservations expressed in some quarters about combining these two systems of medicine, several senior doctors practising allopathy had backed the combination. After all, it was the interests of the patients that should prevail, he said.

The Minister said Ayush systems of medicine had tremendous opportunity worldwide as these course were hardly available overseas. Hence, India should exploit the opportunity, he said.

He said the government was committed to establishing Ayush University at Shivamogga where over 100 acres of land had been identified for the purpose. To start with, a college would have to be set up in the 2015–16 academic year, he said.

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