September 22, 2015
Ayurvedic Health Service Bill passed by Bengal Assembly
The West Bengal assembly Monday passed the ‘West Bengal State Ayurvedic Health Service (Amendment) Bill-2015’.
Speaking about the bill, minister of state for AYUSH, Health and Family Welfare Department, Ashish Banerjee, said the posts in the cadre of the West Bengal Ayurvedic Education Service and the West Bengal Ayurvedic Health Service would now be filled up through the West Bengal Health Recruitment Board.
Recruitment to all teaching and administrative posts in the West Bengal Ayurvedic Education Service and all basic grade and administrative posts in the West Bengal Ayurvedic Health Service was so far been made through the West Bengal Public Service Commission.
Stating that units of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) would be set up in all districts, the minister said AYUSH units would come up initially in the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, West Midnapore, Birbhum, Nadia, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas.
A 50-bed AYUSH hospital would also come up at Alipurduar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would lay its foundation soon.
Stating that this mode of treatment would benefit people, the minister added the companies manufacturing AYUSH medicines have assured the state government to make necessary recruitment from AYUSH-related institutes.