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Introduction of Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine in Army hospitals

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Introduction of Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine in Army hospitals

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 495
ANSWERED ON 23.07.2018

Introduction of Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine in Army hospitals

495 Smt. Viplove Thakur
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether medical facility for personnel of Armed Forces including ex-servicemen and their dependants under Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicines have been introduced in Army hospitals (R&R) Delhi Cantonment and Air Force hospitals at Hindon and Ghaziabad;

(b) if so, whether Government proposes to introduce the medical facility under Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine in Army Hospitals located in Himachal Pradesh where a large number of families of armed forces personnel and ex-servicemen are residing; and

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(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE

(a) to (c): As on date, medical facilities in the Armed Forces are based on allopathic system of medicine. A Committee to examine the feasibility of integration of AYUSH into the Armed Forces had recommended introduction of non-pharmacological AYUSH based ‘Lifestyle Centres’ at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt and Air Force Hospital, Hindon on trial basis with manpower and other assistance from Ministry of AYUSH. There is no proposal to introduce medical facility under Ayurvedic and Unani system of medicine at Army Hospitals located in Himachal Pradesh.

Source :RajyaSabha

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