CHENNAI, INDIA, December 31, 2013 (Pharmabiz): Even as the government of Kerala is busy preparing an E-Health Program to bring all health related information of hospitals and patients into a centralized information system to ensure continuity in healthcare, the ayurvedic fraternity including the government doctors is intensifying their efforts to get their system included in the program.
According to Kerala Government Ayurveda Medical Officers Association (KGAMOA), presently the E-Health program of the government includes only projects on allopathic treatments. So, to explore avenues for getting a position for ayurveda in the IT oriented health projects, KGAMOA has urged the state government to revise all projects and include the traditional system of Kerala into the e-health program of the government.
After submitting memorandum to the health minister in this regard, the general secretary of KGAMOA, Dr. M. Sharmad Khan said the e-health program is an integrated health project covering the entire health sector of Kerala including all the public healthcare institutions. But in all the projects of the program, Ayurveda has been ignored and no project for traditional medicines is envisaged.