Mangalore, October 12: The first two-day state level meet “Ayush Utsav” of Ayush practitioners in the state under the theme ’Ayush in Rural Service’ will be organised by Karnataka Ayurvedic and Unani Practitioner’s Board, at Nehru Maidan in Mangalore from November 22nd.
Approximately 10,000 delegates are expected to attend the symposium that will also comprise an arogya exhibition featuring 200 stalls, a health check up too by experts in respective systems of medicine.
Speaking to the media, on October 12th, Dr Sathyamoorthy Bhat, president of the Board said; with 70% of AYUSH doctors practicing in rural areas and 30% in cities, a scenario that is reversed in case of allopathic doctors, it makes sense for the government to utilise their services more in rural health care. Through the theme, the meet will strive to impress concerned authorities to give AYUSH doctors a greater role in managing state’s health systems, he said.
He said, lectures and discussions will cover rural health challenges in India, role of AYUSH practitioners in rural health care, approach to patients in general practice, problems faced by AYUSH practitioners in rural practice, he said. In addition, leading doctors from the above health systems will share their success stories with the delegates and there will be hands on demonstration of certain treatment procedures for the benefit of all concerned.
Registrar of the board Dr Thimappa Shettigar, said, there are nearly 800 government AYUSH doctors and slightly more than an equal number with central scheme – National Health Mission and ’against posts’, that is AYUSH doctors manning posts reserved for those with MBBS degree. Around 42,000 AYUSH doctors including 3,000-odd registered with the Karnataka Homeopathy Board, Bangalore are there in our state. This conference will benefit the relevant medical crew.