Belief increasing in Ayurvedic Medicines

Dhorpatan, Mar. 2: People’s belief has increased in ayurvedic medicines currently. An Ayurveda hospital (Dhaulagiri Ayurveda Hospital) in Baglung bazaar, the district headquarters of Baglung, has been drawing a number of patients, said the hospital’s information officer Ekraj Dhungana.

Elderly patients and patients with never-ending diseases have dominated the patients visiting the hospital, he said. The number of patients is increasing in the past three years. It received 16,247 patients in the previous fiscal year, 2021/22 against 12,583 in the FY, 2020/21 and 7,154 in the FY, 2019/20.

Patients with acid reflux, piles, respiratory problem and blood pressure got the health facility, said the hospital Chief Dr. Saroj Kumar Raya. Yoga education, introduction of medicinal herbs and healthy lifestyle has led to increase people’s interest in ayurvedic medicines, he claimed. He added that it provides 23 of 95 types of medicines recommended by the Department of Health Services. Side effects of ayurvedic medicines are minimal as compared to other medicines and the government has prioritized Ayurveda.

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