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CM Raman Singh releases book on medical history

RAIPUR(TNN): Chief minister Raman Singh released prominent city-based neuro physician Dr Sanjay Sharma’s book ‘Baid, Hakim and Doctors-The Medicine Heritage of India’ at a function in Medical College auditorium on Wednesday.

The book is based on the lesser known medical history of India, and it extensively illustrates the historical perspectives of diseases and treatment in Indian society, the development of ayurveda, its merge with Persian medicines, arrival of European doctors, and finally the practice of medicine today.

Singh, an ayurvedic doctor turned politician,said that the book can benefit medical practitioners, historians and others. In the book, Sharma emphasized on the need to integrate various medical systems with scientific validity and regulatory mechanism. It is also focused on the widening disparity between urban and rural sectors of the economy pertaining to the availability of health care facilities like vaccines, medication and surgery, describing it as alarming.

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