Ayurveda Day : Traditional healers from Meghalaya should be under the organized sector,says Health Minister Hek

Shillong(Meghalaya), Nov 5 : The 3rd National Ayurveda Day 2018 on the theme: “Ayurveda for Public Health” was organised today by the Directorate of AYUSH, at Asian Confluence, here .

A. L. Hek, Health & Family Welfare Minister graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and S Anil Jauhri, CEO, National Board for Accreditation for Certification Bodies (NABCB) as Guest of Honour.

The programme was also attended by Pravin Bakshi, Secretary, Health and Family Welfare cum Director of AYUSH, Dr. T. S. Nongkhaw, Director Health Services, MI, Dr. D.K. Raswai, State Nodal Officer of AYUSH, Dr. S. Pala, Ayurvedic Physician, Shillong Civil Hospital.

Hek informed the gathering on the importance and benefits of ayurveda in our day to day life. In order to promote and strengthen the traditional system of healing in the State, there is a need to bring the traditional healers under the organized sector, he added.

The programme was followed by a series of sessions wherein topics namely “Quality Council of India” support to Traditional Healers, “Ayurvedic approaches to cure human disease”, “Potential of herbs in the management of type 2 diabetes Mellitus” and “Ayurveda for public health & Preventive approaches” were presented by Dr. Debjani Roy, Advisor, Quality Council of India, Dr. B.P. Sarma, Prof. & HOD of Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurvedic College, Guwahati and Dr. Shantanu Kr. Sanjay, Medical Officer (AYUR), under Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Assam respectively.

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