More research should be undertaken in Ayurveda to prevent outbreak of diseases in future: Karnataka Health Minister

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Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar (Photo/ANI)
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar (Photo/ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], June 14 (ANI): Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday said that more research should be undertaken in Ayurveda to prevent the outbreak of diseases in the future.

Speaking on the occasion of the valedictory ceremony of silver jubilee celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) here on Monday, the Minister said, "Like Allopathy, more research is needed in Ayurveda also so that we have empirical evidence. Every medical college should focus more on research work. It is necessary to develop the university into a world-class university."

"Oxford University has developed Covid-19 vaccine. Similarly, RGUHS should also be able to provide solutions to any kind of disease. More than 28 lakh people are losing their lives annually in poor countries due to NCD. India is also facing this issue to a great extent. Ayurveda can provide a better solution for these kinds of lifestyle diseases where prevention is the best solution", said the Minister.

Regarding the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor for the university, the Minister said that the matter was planned to be discussed with the Governor, but due to COVID-19, it could not be done.

"I have written to the governor regarding this. Will discuss this issue in person after getting his appointment", said Dr Sudhakar.

The minister said instructions have been passed to conduct random tests at airports, railway stations and bus stands.

Meanwhile, as per the Union Health Ministry, Karnataka logged 10,961 fresh COVID-19 cases, 18646 discharges and 125 deaths today. (ANI)

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