Sunday 14 March 2010

Punjab health minister supports pay parity demand of Ayurvedic doctors


Punjab health minister supports pay
parity demand of Ayurvedic doctors

CHANDIGARH: Prof. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab has strongly urged the centre govt. to hold a separate entrance test for Ayurveda stream and also to ensure complete pay parity for Ayurvedic Doctors in comparison to the other doctors of the Modern system of the Medicine. She reiterated that the new era would be the period of Ayurveda.
The Minister was in New Delhi, yesterday to inaugurate the 16th Convocation and National Seminar on “Preventive Cardiology in Ayurveda” organized by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (RAV). Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, MP (Rajya Sabha), S.Jalaja, Secretary, Department of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Prof. P.N.V.Kurup, President of Governing Body and Dr.V.V.Prasad, Director, RAV also participated in the function.
Dr Rakesh Sharma, Director Ayurveda, Punjab here today informed that the full-packed audience comprising of Gurus, Sishya’s, Administrators and policy makers appreciated and applauded the concern and views of the Health Minister, Prof Chawla. He added that the function was well attended by many doctors from the field of Ayurveda and other medical sciences.
The highlight of the function was felicitating ‘Padma Vibhushan Rajvaidya Brihaspati Dev Triguna’ with the title “Living Legend of Ayurveda”, who is a doyen in the field of Ayurveda. During the occasion, RAV also felicitated 15 luminaries, who have achieved exceptional milestones in the field of Ayurveda
He added that Dr Dinanath Uppadhya, President Ayurved Mahasamelan Maharashtra also extended invitation to Prof Chawla for inaugurating the function scheduled to be held in Mumbai in the month of March.

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