The state is planning to set up at least one Ayush hospital in each district, said the assistant director of the state government’s Ayush department, Subhash Gholap.
Speaking at an event celebrating National Ayurveda Day on Dhanteras (the birth anniversary of Dhanwantri, the god of Ayurveda), Gholap said that the state was committed to promote Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine.
“In line with the Union Ayush Ministry to promote Ayurveda, the state has decided to establish an Ayush hospital in every district,” said Gholap. He added that promotion of health and prevention of disease is the aim of Ayurveda, and the state is committed to take this traditional medicine to the doorsteps of people.
Shashank Sandu, who organised the event where Vaidyas (Ayurveda medicine practitioners) were felicitated for their contributions to the field, said Vaidyas have kept Ayurveda alive for centuries and the science could be passed on to next generations only because they safeguarded it in adverse conditions. – TOI