Alternative Medicine :: AYUSH Ayurveda Yoga Naturopathy Unani Siddha Homeopathy
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced that the name of the Department of Indian systems of Medicines and Homoeopathy in the Ministry of Health would be changed to Department of AYUSH.
In the rechristened department, A stands for Ayurveda, Y for Yoga and Naturopathy, U for Unani, S for Siddha and H for Homeopathy, he said.
Vajpayee made the announcement after a delegation of Ayuvedic practitioners called on him on the occasion of Dhanvantri Day.
The delegation, led by Devendra Triguna, presented a “Dhanvantri Kalash” to the Prime Minister.