New Delhi, June 21: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha on Friday demanded more Siddha medical centres in Kerala.
Asking a question on Siddha Units/Wellness Centres during the Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said that can Siddha medical centres facilities be increased in Kerala.
Responding to the question of Tharoor, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said there are six Siddha medical institutes in the State and if the demand for increasing Siddha medical centres facilities in Kerala comes before the Central Government, then it will look into it.
In a written reply to the question in the House whether the Government has any proposal to set up more Siddha units/wellness centres in Central Government Health Schemes (CGHS) dispensaries across the country for promoting traditional medicines/treatments, the Union Health Minister said at present, there is no proposal to open new Siddha Units/ Wellness Centres under CGHS.
He said three Siddha Wellness Centres, one in Delhi and two in Tamil Nadu are functional under CGHS. (UNI)