Promoting Ayurveda at district level in Bajura

BAJURA: Local District Ayurveda Health Centre has been providing Ayurveda treatment services in rural areas of Bajura district.

The centre is now providing Ayurveda treatment in nearby areas, said Dikshya Bhandari, Chief of District Ayurveda Health Centre, Bajura.

Due to shortage of human resources, management is running health camps on Saturdays to make the services even better. On other days, people are treated at the District Ayurveda Health Centre, said information officer Sital Saud.

More people are visiting the Centre than usual in Bajura, lately. Dhan Luwar, a 61-year-old from Gaumul Rural Municipality-3, who received Ayurvedic treatment for the first time in the village, said he was not in a position to go to Martadi. Nor there is anyone to help him commute. "It's very convenient for me to treat my asthma after a clinic set-up in the village." So far, more than 160 residents of Gaumul-3 alone have taken Ayurveda services.

Chief Bhandari said that conducting the camp at the local level has been a win-win. She added, various health conditions for non-communicable conditions such as asthma, acidity, high blood pressure, diabetes, shortness of breath, obesity, among others, are being treated at the Centre.

With an aim to provide clinical information regarding non-communicable diseases, management at local levels want to take further steps to inform people about Ayurvedic treatment and its benefits. Chair of Gaumul Rural Municipality- 3, Hari Bahadur Rokaya said, the locals were delighted to receive Ayurveda treatment services, which had been fruitful and effective in the district, last year.

Chief District Officer Ganga Prasad Neupane has also requested the District Ayurveda Health Centre to provide continuous service to the people at their doorsteps.

(Translated by Madhavi Marasini)