AROGYA-2006 comprehensive Health Fair

I have brought this old news just to remind the health event which is very useful for common people and as of now gaining popularity. Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Minister for Health and Family Welfare has said that he proposed to write to HRD Minister requesting for Yoga to be made compulsory at school level. The Minister inaugurated the Sixth AROGYA, a comprehensive Health Fair on Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy here today. Dr. Ramadoss said the success of the Department of AYUSH in creating an innovative original database known as Traditional Knowledge Digital Library is laudable. Documentation of the existing knowledge available in the public domain on various traditional systems of medicine have become imperative to safeguard the sovereignty of our traditional knowledge and to protect them from misappropriation. The target users of TKDL are primarily veteran examiners and International search authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

He said Medicinal Plant Processing Zones across the country would go a long way towards exporting processed goods rather than raw material for making medicines as is being done today. The Minister said that under the National Rural Health Mission Government has decided to provide an AYUSH facility in PHCs and CHCs throughout the country. This is aimed at strengthening the outreach of primary health care.

AROGYA 2006 is the sixth in the series of exhibitions and will be held from 14th to 17th October, 2006. Two more regional fairs are planned to be held at Pune in November, 2006 and another at Kolkata during January, 2007. At the ongoing fair in New Delhi about 200 stalls from various parts of the country are participating. The display profile includes Ayurvedic products, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani Products, Siddha products, Homeopathy products, medicinal plants, food supplements, machinery & technology, health fitness systems, health insurance, herbal & panchkarma therapies, books & publications and health tourism.

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