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MoU signed to augment Ayush services in Railway hospitals

PUNE: Ministry of railways and ministry of Ayush have decided to scale up AYUSH health services in BR Singh Hospital of Eastern Railway, Perambur Railway Hospital Southern Railway, Central Hospital of Northern Railway, JR Hospital in Western Railway and the Central Hospital of Northeast Frontier Railway.
A MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi on Wednesday to augment the AYUSH system services in its zonal hospitals at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati. Principal Executive Director/Health Gajendra Kumar, on behalf of the Ministry of Railways and Advisor Manoj Nesari from Ministry of AYUSH, signed the MOU. Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha, minister of state for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik were among the dignitaries present.
Speaking on the occasion Manoj Sinha said that ensuring wellness of railway employees is of prime concern. The traditional knowledge of AYUSH systems can be harnessed to particularly help the vast majority of railway staff who are required to put in stressful field duties. Shripad Yesso Naik pointed out that AYUSH Systems of medicine offer safe, effective and complete holistic treatment in many diseases. He said the proposed collaboration would play a pivotal role in offering healthcare needs to the people serving the railway sector.
Under the terms of the MoU signed, Ministry of Railways will arrange for providing logistics and infrastructure in the form of Land & building, equipment, furniture, AYUSH medicines and consumables as well as Manpower as per its guidelines. It will organize and provide orientation training to newly recruited AYUSH Doctors and AYUSH Paramedicals. Ministry of AYUSH in turn will provide all other technical inputs required for introduction of AYUSH Systems in the five identified Railways Hospitals. The Ministry will also provide technical knowhow regarding the pharmacopoeia, medicine inventory, hospital planning. Guidelines of manpower requirement and Recruitment Rules; Procedures of AYUSH Doctors, AYUSH Para medical required for introduction of AYUSH Systems in five Railway Hospitals including the guidelines for contractual AYUSH doctors and paramedical staff would be aided by MoAYUSH.
Presently Indian Railways is running 126 Homeopathic Clinics and 40 Ayurvedic Clinics through staff benefit fund under welfare section of establishment directorate.
Source : timesofindia



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