Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: AYUSH

AYUSH ministry threatens Kerala doctor with defamation, for ‘denigrating’ Ayurveda

Dr Cyriac Abby Philips was interviewed by a YouTube channel in June this year on liver injuries that could occur due to herb use, and the video went viral in Kerala.

Northeast needs more Ayush colleges, Modi govt has increased financial assistance: Sonowal

Under the National Ayush Mission (NAM), the Centre has now given Rs 70 crore to state governments to open Ayush colleges, up from Rs 9 crore, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.

AYUSH has improved financial condition of farmers and forest-dwellers, says Ram Nath Kovind

After laying the foundation stone of UP's first AYUSH university in Gorakhpur, President Kovind said AYUSH medicines also helped boost immunity during 2nd Covid wave.

Cabinet approves continuation of National Ayush Mission as centrally-sponsored scheme

Union Minister Anurag Thakur said that the scheme would continue till 31 March 2026 with a financial implication of Rs 4,607.30 crore to be spent during the period.

Is giloy a ‘magic Covid herb’ or liver killer? Mumbai study casts shadow on ayurvedic remedy

Giloy or guduchi is a climber with heart-shaped leaves, commonly used in ayurveda/herbal medicine. Its ‘immuno-boosting’ ability has made it part of Ayush Covid management protocol.

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.

Patanjali’s Coronil no Covid cure, can be used only as supplement: Uttarakhand AYUSH officer  

Director of state licensing authority in Uttarakhand says Patanjali Ayurveda has been strictly told to not market Coronil as a Covid cure, adding the authority will 'monitor' the company.   

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.

GoM pitch to improve health sector — 1-yr tax holiday for private hospitals, yoga in schools

The Group of Ministers on health has also urged the govt to come up with some regulations on population control as creating ‘health infrastructure for a large population is an uphill task’.

Only 14% Indians willing to visit AYUSH doctors for dental surgery, survey finds

The LocalCircles survey, with 28,000 respondents, comes weeks after a govt notification listing 58 surgeries Ayurveda practitioners can perform.

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