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AYUSH formed a Committee to promote Holistic Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of AYUSH, (Gazette No. Z-28015/124/2014-P&C, Dated:25-08-2014) in order to optimize the utilization of available manpower in the Health sector, the government would like to explore the possibility of promoting the concept of Holistic Health in the country. 
For this purpose, it has been decided that a committee with the following members be  Constituted
  1. Dr.H.R.Nagendra – Chairman, Principal Director, Arogyadhama, S-Vyasa, Bengaluru  
  2. Dr.G.N.Qazi – Member, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi  
  3. Vaidya.R.H.Singh – Member, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  
  4. Dr.K.Muraleedharan – Member, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakal, Kerala  
  5. Vaidya.G.G.Gangadharan – Member, Ayurveda Hospital, Bangalore
  6. Mrs.Shailaja Chandra – Member, Former Secretary (AYUSH),
  7. Dr.Isaac Mathai – Member, Medical Director, Whitefield, Bangalore  
  8. Dr.Kishore Kumar – Member, Ayurvedic Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. 
  9. Dr.Santanu Bhattacharjee – Member, Bengal Rural Welfare Service, Kolkatta  
  10. Prof.Ranjit Roy Chaudhary – Member, Adviser, MOHFW, New Delhi  
  11. Dr.R.S.Ramaswamy – Member, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai  
  12. Shri Raj Pratap Singh - Member-Secretary, Joint secretary, Department of AYUSH.
The committee would review the current status of the traditional systems of medicine and plan a Holistic Health Programme taking help of all systems of medicine and suggest appropriate training/orientation courses and any other items which may be considered essential for promotion of holistic health. 

The committee is required to submit its report within nine (9) weeks of its constitution. 
The chairman of the committee would have the authority to invite any other expert as deemed appropriate by him. 
Department of AYUSH will provide the necessary logistic support for the committee. 

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