Mangaluru: AYUSH Foundation Mangaluru on Saturday December 19, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian Ayurveda Astro Medicine Academy (RAAMA) to popularize the medicinal system and extend treatment facilities in urban areas including tier II cities.
The MoU was signed during the two-day AYUSH Habba – 2015 which is being held at Dr Shivram Karanth Nisargadhama, Pilikula here.
Addressing the gathering at the Habba, Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader said that there is a growing demand for Ayurvedic doctors in countries such as Russia and Belgium among others and that the state government is contemplating to sign a pact with them in view of sending Ayurvedic doctors from the state to those countries. He said that a decision will be taken after looking into aspects such as the pay package, provisions allotted to the doctors among other facilities.
Stressing the importance of AYUSH, Khader said that even cancer specialists during a chat had told him that the terminal disease could also find a cure through AYUSH medication. He gave a call to the public to follow natural cure available in AYUSH instead of English medicines that come with side effects.
The Minister also launched ‘AYUSH Arogya Health Card’. The cards were distributed free of cost to all visitors and can be used to avail concessions at select AYUSH hospitals in the district.
Earlier Dakshina Kannada District In-Charge Minister B Ramanth Rai inaugurated AYUSH Habba 2015 by lighting the traditional lamp.
Mangaluru North MLA Moideen Bava, Zilla Panchayat CEO Asha Thimmappa Gowda, district AYUSH President Dr Asha Jyothi Rai, Director of AYUSH Dr Subhash Malkede were present among others.