New Delhi [India], Nov 5 (ANI): Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik, on Monday announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in the new 19 AIIMS. He added that work has started to have Ayurveda Departments in hundred ESIC hospitals under Ministry of Labour. Besides, approval has been received from Union Ministry of Home Affairs to open Ayurveda Deparments in seven hospitals of Border Security Force and other para military forces. Also Read - Why Kejriwal's Plan to Allow Hi-tech Industry is Good for Delhi

Inaugurating the 3rd Ayurveda Day in New Delhi along with Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan, Naik said that this year Ministry has taken several steps to fulfil the theme ‘Ayurveda for public health’ and decided for further expand the coverage of the National Programme of ‘Prevention of Non Communicable Disease’ from exiting six states. The Minister added that his ministry will organise 50 workshops in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and AYUSH sector. Also Read - Centre Needs to Grant Rs 12,000 crores For 10 years to MCD: Delhi CM Kejriwal

While addressing the gathering Dr. Harshvardhan shared his experiences about Ayurveda and other systems of Indian medicine. He emphasised upon the scientific integration of AYUSH system of medicines. He has also appreciated the seminar for sensitising young entrepreneurs and exploring business opportunities in Ayurveda. Also Read - Air Quality in New Delhi Worsens After Dussehra celebrations

The third Ayurveda Day was celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. As a part of Ayurveda Day celebration, Ministry had organised a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in association with NITI Aayog with the intention to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. The National Dhanwantary Ayurveda Awards were also given away on Monday. (ANI)

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