New Delhi (NVI): Government has mooted Ayurveda and Yoga for soldiers of Indian Army to help them attain the best of physical and mental health as its Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Defence signed a MoU on October 21 to take the idea forward.
“Ayurveda and Yoga can help the soldiers of Indian army to attain the best of physical and mental health and can improve their endurance,” Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH and Defence Shripad Yesso Naik said while inaugurating the Ayurveda Palliative Care Centre, base Hospital, here.
He further informed that Ayurveda medicines and Panchkarma procedures like Snehana and Swedana are very effective in treating the Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs).
On this occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Defence for the Integration of AYUSH under the health establishments of Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), an official statement said.
The Minister said that our Army soldiers work in very challenging environmental conditions right from Glaciers of Siachin to the Desserts of Thar, which takes a toll on their physical as well as mental health.
Secretary AYUSH Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services Lt. General Bipin Puri were also present on this occasion.
Under the MoU Ayurveda Units will also be established at Palliative Care Centre, Army Research and Referral Hospital, Air Force Hospital, Hindon, Ghaziabad and Five identified Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinics in Delhi –NCR.