AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik Calls Doctors Prescribing Non-Ayurvedic Medicines ‘Anti-Nationals’

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7:35 pm 2 May, 2016

The definition of ‘anti-nationals’ seems to be getting re-written these days as it now seems that even the doctors that prescribe non-ayurvedic medicines are being referred to as as “anti-nationals”.

According to reports, Union Minister Shripad Naik recently made such a statement when he was in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

Reports state that Naik, while inaugurating an Ayurveda research centre in the state, said:




He then went on to question how anyone could oppose Ayurveda when it was the “oldest medical system” and that even “the world is showing interest in it”.




The AYUSH ministry focuses its attention on education and research with regards to Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy. The ministry also focuses on Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy systems.


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