New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence has given nod to operationalise Ayurveda Centres at 37 Cantonment Hospitals across the country. The step aims to provide benefits of the Indian traditional Ayurveda System of medicine to a wider clientele.
As per the Ministry of Defence statement, the Ayurveda Centres will be operation in these hospitals from May 01, 2022.
The statement said that the decision was taken at a recent high-level meeting held between Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and the Secretary Ministry of AYUSH, Vaidya Rakesh Kotecha. The move will make available well-established and time-tested therapies of Ayurveda to the residents of Cantonments including Armed Forces personnel, their families and civilians availing health services from these hospitals.
To support this initiative, the Ministry of AYUSH is providing skilled AYUSH Doctors and Pharmacists to these 37 Cantonment Hospitals. It has also been decided that officials of the Directorate General of Defence Estates (DGDE), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of AYUSH would work in close collaboration to make these 37 Ayurveda Centres functional.
The list of these Cantonment Hospitals is being given below:
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