TNN | Jun 13, 2015, 03.46 PM IST
MYSURU: Ayurveda-based Amritadi Guggulu will replace antibiotics in the country in another 10 years, Dr Vanitha Murali Kumar, president of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), said here on Friday.
“Other countries have started giving importance to ayurveda like yoga. Ayurveda originated here, and we should make best use of it. Leech therapy, Sharasutra, Panchakarma and several other ancient medicines have been modified and adopted by the West. It’s high time we made use of our ancient medicine to provide the best healthcare to people. There is immense scope for ayurveda practitioners in coming years, and opportunities will come to their doorsteps,” Vanitha said in her convocation address at JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital here on Friday.
Stressing on the need for young ayurveda doctors to adapt to modern technology along with traditional medicines, she advised them to develop tolerance and observation skills, which is very important for doctors. “Doctors should be enterprising. Doctor’s care and good approach towards patients will definitely enable them to recover fast,” Vanitha said.
She also called upon the graduates to give importance to research besides urging girls not to stop working after marriage.
Addressing the graduates, Dr K S Ravindranath, vice chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, said just like International Yoga Day, one day an International Ayurveda Day will also be celebrated. “Young doctors should create confidence in patients as most of the diseases are due to stress. Some time medicine may work less, but once the patient develops confidence in the doctors, he or she may start feeling better. Tell patients about the importance of good habits. Nowadays, what we eat is not free from contamination, so we should be careful about what we eat,” he said.
As many as 48 students, including six who had done PG, received their degrees at the convocation.
The students belong to 2009-10 batches. In UG degree, M Reemalakshmi won the best outgoing student award while PK Saranya got the top rank. Among PG students, Pavitra won the best outgoing student award.
BN Betkerur, executive secretary, JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Dr Rajashekar S Ganiger, member of the Central Council of Indian Medicine, were also present.