Health expo from tomorrow

May 20, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 06:04 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

The Ministry of Ayush, in association with the World Ayurveda Foundation, the State government, and the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology will organise Arogya Expo 2015, a fair which will bring together medical practitioners, researchers, drug manufacturers, and suppliers in the field of complementary and alternative medicine from around the country.

The expo, aimed at popularising Ayurveda, Siddha, Homoeopathy, Unani, and such indigenous systems of medicine, will be held at the Poojapura ground from Thursday to Sunday. Union Minister for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the expo at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, RGCB Director M. Radhakrishna Pillai and National Arogya general secretary S. Sunilkumar said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar will be present on the occasion.

The expo will feature the stalls of over 200 companies, and the Department of Ayush, National Medicinal Plants Board, and other State governments. The event is expected to attract 700 delegates from around the country.

The expo will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Thursday. One of the main attractions of the event will be free Ayush clinics where people can walk in for consultation with physicians. There will also be seminars on ‘Entrepreneurship in Ayurveda,’ ‘Research in Ayurveda,’ and Public Health. Workshops on the Ayurveda way of cooking have also been planned.

Expo aims at popularising indigenous systems of medicine.

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