Yoga-based cure for cancer on the way: AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik

Techniques developed by a Bengaluru-based institute is just about a year away from endorsement from the Ayush Ministry, he says.

Updated - December 04, 2021 10:43 pm IST

Published - March 26, 2016 04:30 pm IST - Panaji

Yoga-based cure for diseases such as diabetes and cancer is on its way, according to Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik.

Mr. Naik said a technique for such cure developed by Bengaluru-based Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA) is just about a year away from endorsement from his Ministry.

The documentation of the technique for prevention and cure of diseases such as diabetes and cancer developed by the deemed university headed by H.R. Nagendra is being vetted by the AYUSH Ministry, Mr. Naik said.

Mr. Naik was talking to the media on the sidelines of an AROGYA fair organised by his Ministry at Bambolim near Panaji in association with the Goa government and the State chapter of the CII on Friday.

Mr. Naik, who had recently visited the institution, said that he was satisfied with the documentation of the processes and techniques used and the history of cure at the university.

While responding to a specific query, Mr. Naik denied the charge of injustice to minorities in recruitment as yoga teachers.

He said that there is neither a policy on recruitment of such teachers nor a single recruitment taken place till now.

“We are a secular country and our PM says Sabke Sath Sabka Vikas. So where is the question of excluding any community,” Mr. Naik asked.

“We are inviting one and all to join yoga. Some people who were initially opposed have now joined us,” Mr. Naik said.

Earlier during the inauguration of the fair, the Union Minister informed that the Centre plans to open one AYUSH hospital in every district of the country. He said the AYUSH Ministry also has plans to establish an All India Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy in Goa in the near future.

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