India takes lead to promote traditional medicines in SAARC nations

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The ministry of commerce has started the initiative to forge broader cooperation between the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries on traditional medicines with a view to tap the emerging potential in the field at the global level through joint efforts and by forming a common platform.

The ministry has already drafted the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and launched consultations with the stakeholders to garner their inputs before finalising the document. It has also sought views from the concerned departments including Ayush that will represent India in the agreement with SAARC countries, sources said.

New Siddha wings at 10 ESI hospitals in Tamilnadu

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Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of Siddha departments at 10 ESI hospitals in Tamilnadu, including Tambaram, Sriperumbudur and Thiruvottiyur.

She has also ordered creating of 20 new vacancies to implement the initiative.

According to an official release, the government led by Jayalalithaa has been implementing various measures for the benefit of all sections of the society. 'The government is aware that workers play a major role in the industrial and economic growth of the country,' said the release.
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