State Looks to Promote Desi Medicine

Published: 21st January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st January 2015 02:53 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The government has decided to take proactive steps to popularise Indian systems of medicine, including Ayurveda and Unani, by deploying ASHA workers for a state-wide awareness campaign.

Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader told reporters on Tuesday that the department will give special training to ASHA and other health workers, who will then embark on a door-to-door awareness programme.

“We want people to get accustomed to using home remedies,” Khader said.  He said the Health Department and the Union AYUSH Department will organise a four-day Indian medicine expo in the city from Wednesday.

Over 1,000 farmers have been invited to the expo, which will be inaugurated by the chief minister. Farmers will be encouraged to cultivate medicinal plants and increase revenue from farm products, he said.


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