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Health fair during PBD to promote traditional medicines

JAIPUR (TOI): To make the most of the opportunity opened up by the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the state government in collaboration with FICCI has decided to organize a health fair promoting ayurveda, unani and homeopathy at the SMS Investment Grounds from January 6 to 9.

Outlining the objective of the fair, health minister A A Khan said the popularity of traditional medicines is on the rise worldwide, and therefore, the fair has been timed in a manner that the NRIs coming for the meet can also attend the health fair.

“A lot of doctors are expected to come during the PBD. These doctors may also want to explore the fair. We have made bus service available to ferry the guests from Birla Auditorium to the fair venue,” Khan said.

The fair will also focus on ailments and diseases that are a result of the modern lifestyle, officials said.

Principal secretary (Ayurveda) Ashok Shekhar said, “We have called experts, who will talk about the increasing cases of diabetes, hypertension and depression among urban residents.”

Experts from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and other states will take part in the fair, he added.

Besides, companies selling ayurveda, unani and homeopathy medicines will also put up stalls at the fair.

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