New Delhi, Mar 18 : Senior Rajya Sabha member Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday urged the government to promote Yoga and Naturopathy, as there was no cost involved in these two alternative medicine practices.
Participating in the debate on the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019 and the National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2019, Mr Yadav, who is also a part of the Parliamentary Committee that scrutinised the Bill, said most of the suggestions have been ignored. 'It is an important Bill. Most of the poor and rural population prefer the Indian medicines and we should remember this, while framing the Bill.' He also asked the government to bring a Bill for Yoga and Naturopathy or at least create a Board for them. Kahkashan Parween of Janata Dal (United) said the budget allocation for this sector is very small.
'If we want to promote Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Unani among others to be promoted, there is a need to give adequate provision in the budget.' DMK's P Willson opposed the Bill and asked to send it to the Select Committee. He also alleged that the government was trying to divide the people on the lines of language and castes. BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi said, 'Only Ayurveda has the property to improve a person's immunity. There are no Western medicinal thoughts regarding improving immunity, other than providing vitamins and minerals. But now suddenly, they are talking about natural medicines. Sushruth's medicinal practices included surgeries, even then.'
'Now, Harappa civilisation's surgical instruments are in demand. Surgeries are being considered as a major achievement. A magazine in London had an article about an Ayurvedic surgery that was done in Pune in the 17th century, to re-fix a person's nose that got cut off by a person of the Kumar sect, which now comes under the OBC category,' he added. (UNI)