Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani to be Integrated with NPCDCS
05 May 2017
A programme has been launched by the AYUSH Ministry to integrate Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani with the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS), the Lok Sabha was told.
The programme has been launched through the Ministry's three research organisations -- Central Council of Research in Ayurveda Sciences, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Central Council for Research in Unani medicine, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said in a written reply.
Key objective of the programme is prevention and early diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke, he said. It also aims to reduce complications and drug-dependency, and promote capacity-building for human resources development, Naik added.
The programme has been initiated is CCRAS Bhilwara (Rajasthan) Surendranagar (Gujarat), Gaya (Bihar), Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and Darjeeling in West Bengal, the Minister said. In a reply to another question, Mr. Naik said his Ministry has constituted a task force to promote AYUSH system in the country.
"The task force suggested the constitution of a National Board for Promotion and Development of Yoga and Naturopathy under the Chairmanship of Secretary (AYUSH)," he said. It aims at enhancing the quality of education, training, therapy and research, develop human resource in Yoga and Naturopathy.