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An Ayurvedic Park for you in Pune

August 18th, 2008

From time immemorial, people in India have relied upon Ayurveda, the science of life as the means of therapy.

In Sanskrit language, “Ayur” means life and “Veda” is scientific scripture. Though Ayurvedic medicines are herbal-based, there are many other formulations that are organic in their composition. However, modern medicines and therapies from the West, Allopathy, in particular, have almost eclipsed the traditional concept of Ayurvedic medicines.

The City Corporation of Pune, considering these facts, with an objective to create mass awareness on the relevance of Ayurveda and related medicinal plants, has earmarked a park exclusively to nurture Ayurvedic herbs.

There are over 300 species of Ayurvedic plants grown exclusively in this garden and the authorities intend to bring in more of medicinal plants. Visitors to the park are also enlightened about identifying the plants so that if such herbs exist in their backyard garden or the neighborhood, these will be taken care of as ready means of home remedies.

“This medicinal or Ayurvedic garden is been developed with the aim to make people aware of the various medicinal plants that can be used in our homes from day to day. We’ve planted many medicinal plants that can help cure ailments at our home like sore throat, upset stomach, gastritis problems and many more. People using these plants need not visit a doctor but cure the diseases at their homes. Here there are over 300 species of Ayurvedic herbs planted here,” said Santosh, Assistant Garden Superintendent, Herbal Garden, Pune.
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Allopathy doctor’s joins hands to seek Medical University

August 12th, 2008

Thiruvananthapuram: Allopathy doctor’s organizations have decided to join hands to seek an exclusive Medical University for modern medicine. For this all the associations working in the modern medicine sector will meet on August 15 to have a detailed discussion.

The meeting would be held at the Indian Medical Association state branch headquarters in which the state office-bearers of Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA), Kerala government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) and other organizations would attend.

The central executive of the KGMCTA that met on Sunday decided to join hands with the KGMOA, IMA and other organizations to reach to a broader consensus on this issue.

With the LDF giving nod for setting up a combined university for Allopathy, Ayurveda and homoeo, the associations working in the modern medicine sector had expressed concern. Though these associations are not against the setting up of universities for Ayurveda and homoeo, they are against combining it. Since it would not benefit any of the system of medicines. The associations are also planning to meet the LDF leaders to press their demand. The LDF decision to establish a single medical university for three systems of medicine was against the Dr B Ekbal committee report. The report had said that the experience of the medical universities in other states reveal the fact that because of the mixing up of different systems focused approach to the research and educational needs of the different systems could not be realized.

The report had clearly urged the government to consider the establishment of a university for other systems of medicines either jointly as Ayush University (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy) or separately for each discipline (like Ayurveda University).