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Visit Ayurveda practitioners for mild Covid, have Chyawanprash & haldi milk: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog's Dr V.K. Paul describes as 'disturbing' the reports of clamour for Remdesivir in various states, says there is no shortage of the drug, if used appropriately.
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In a first, Modi govt forms panel to study business of AYUSH products, therapies in India

Ayush ministry has created a panel, Forum For Assessment of AYUSH Market Size, which includes lobbies of top herbal drug-makers including Vicco, Dabur, Himalaya, Zandu & Emami.
People residing in the makeshift camp at Yamuna sports complex in Delhi perform yoga earlier this week

RSS to work with Patanjali, Art of Living to bring about ‘social transformation’

RSS functionaries said people came closer to nature as they tried to improve their way of life during the pandemic, and the campaign aims to take this further.
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Take action against Ayurveda, Unani drugmakers over misleading ads — Modi govt tells states

Ministry of AYUSH issues advisory to states & UTs after it receives over 570 complaints in last 10 months for false, misleading & unfounded advertisements by drugmakers. 
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Does bhasma heal neurodegenerative diseases? Can Yoga aid nervous system? IIT-D to find out

IIT Delhi is collaborating with the All India Institute of Ayurveda on 7 projects that will focus on various Ayurvedic formulations and practices.
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Objection to Ayurveda students doing surgery is a turf war driven by commercial interests

Dismissing Ayurveda as jugaad and quackery is the worst kind of disinformation campaign against one of the ancient indigenous forms of healthcare systems.
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‘No point mixing all in one’ — IMA to fight govt move to allow Ayurveda doctors to do surgery

IMA calls for nationwide protest Tuesday against govt attempt at ‘legitimising mixopathy’. Ayurveda doctors say postgraduates in their field are well-trained for surgeries.

Why the people of Spiti eat stones

One of the few remaining ‘amchis’ of Spiti Valley writes about why they still grind ‘miracle stones’.
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Exploring ayurveda for cancer treatment — the 2+2 India-US pact you didn’t hear about

During the 2+2 summit, India and US signed a a Letter of Intent that provides for exchange of scientists and data for research to find complementary and alternative medicines for cancer.
Baba Ramdev addresses the media during the launch of Corolin tablet for Coronavirus, in Haridwar on 23 June 2020 | ANI

Breathe new life into public health. Far too many Indians rely on Baba Ramdev, Akshay Kumar

A marginal patient opts for private healthcare over govt services the moment it becomes affordable, despite the distrust. The goal should be to reverse this.

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Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine |Photographer: Oliver Bunic/Bloomberg

Waiving patents isn’t enough to vaccinate the world

The pharmaceutical industry should be compensated for creativity and risk-taking, of course, and protected from theft.
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Modi govt pushes BPCL privatisation, opens financial data to bidders

The BPCL privatisation, which could be the country’s biggest, is crucial for India. The govt needs to raise capital to make up the fall in tax revenues as the pandemic hit the economy.


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Armed forces plan to hire 400 retired military doctors to assist in fight against Covid

The forces are looking to hire, on a contractual basis for about a year, medical officers who retired in the last four to five years.
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Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.