In order to mainstream Indian Systems of Medicine (Ayush) through quality control and holistic medical education, the government is taking efforts told the Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, S. Gandhiselvan. Delivering a speech at an event organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gandhiselvan pointed out that the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is the main vehicle to achieve the goal. The NRHM seeks to open up local health tradition and mainstream 'Ayush' including the manpower and drugs and also aims to strengthen the public health system at all levels.
It was explained by the Minister that there is a proposal before the government is to have a medical facility combining western medicine and Indian system of medicine to provide holistic medical treatment as it is not possible to open hospitals having facilities for only traditional medicine. Additionally, it was reported that more inclusiveness and open ended approach needs to be incorporated in the medical education system, as the knowledge of science itself is open to alternate approaches.
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