Minister of State (Independent charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik has said that two world-class AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Hospitals, one each in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, will be set up to promote the use of the Indian systems of medicine.and homoeopathy.
The Minister inaugurated the four-day ‘National Arogya Fair-2017’, being organised by the PHD Chamber, at the Andhra University Engineering College (AUCE) Grounds here on Friday.
He said that AIIMS-like Institute for Indian systems of medicine would be opened in Delhi in the next couple of months.
The Minister said as India was in the process of transforming from a developing to a developed nation, health challenges were cropping up in the form of huge growth in non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes. While modern medicine was useful in managing the disease in acute conditions and emergencies, there were limitations in the long run due to resistance being developed to drugs and their side effects.