Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Smt. Santosh Chowdhry has said that the UPA Government is fully committed to the strengthening of AYUSH System in the country. Addressing the inaugural function of Arogya Mela at Phagwara of District Kapurthala in Punjab she said health facilities are being provided to the common man at their door-step.
Mrs. Chawdhry said the AYUSH system is totally free from side effects of medicines and it is also cheaper too. She said that more than Sixteen Thousand AYUSH Centre have been set-up in the Country and Mobile Ambulances are also being provided for the AYUSH system.
Smt. Chowdhry exhorted the people to take maximum benefits of Arogya Mela and encourage others to participate in the comprehensive AYUSH health fair on Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy and Unani. Those who spokes on the occasion includes Secretary Department of AYUSH Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Shri Nilanjan Sanyal and Secretary Health Govt. of Punjab Shri Hussan Lal.
On the 1st day hundreds of people thronged to the Ramgarhia Polytechnic College, Phagwara, venue of the Arogya Mela to avail the facilities of free Health check-up and free medicines. Many departments and Health Organizations have put-up exhibition stalls for display of AYUSH Medicines, Herbal Products and Medicinal plants. Live Yoga demonstration of treatment of various diseases by experts of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga New Delhi is one of the main attractions of the Arogya Mela.