Ayush centres to promote Siddha medication should be established in all the districts in the country, said vice-president of the Central Indian Medical Council Dr V B Vijaykumar.

Ayush centers to promote Siddha medication should be established in all the districts in the country, said vice-president of the Central Indian Medical Council Dr V B Vijaykumar.

He was speaking at the inaugural function of Ayush, the exhibition of herbal medicines, organised by the Madurai District Tiny and Small-Scale Industries Association, (Maditssia) on Thursday. Awareness on Indian traditional medicines was increasing and the Central government had also established an exclusive ministry for Ayush.

Siddha is a traditional Tamil medicine and people have realized that there is a cure for many diseases in this system of medication. But a lot more needed to be done to popularize it among the medical fraternity, he said.

In Kerala, the ayurvedhic medicine was very popular and the Kerala government was also promoting the same through Ayush hospitals and Ayush centres. The Ayush system had been included in the health scheme of ex-servicemen for the first time. Similarly, steps should be taken to popularize Siddha medication, which has its origin in Tamil Nadu, he said. President of Maditssia K P Murugan was also present at the function.


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