Ayurveda expertise and care for the treatment of various developmental disorders in children, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will be made available at major Ayurveda hospitals in the State, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said.
Steps will also be taken to strengthen the paediatric wing in Ayurveda hospitals, he added.
He was inaugurating a scheme that provides Ayurveda treatment for developmental disorders in children, launched in the paediatric division of the Poojappura Ayurveda Hospital for Women and Children, under the Government Ayurveda College here on Thursday. The project is supported by the district panchayat.
He also inaugurated a screening programme for identifying developmental disorders in children. A total of 103 children under ten years of age were screened and 60 were detected to be having cerebral palsy, 26 were diagnosed with autism, five children were found to be hyperactive, another five had Down’s Syndrome, while seven children were found to be having mental retardation.
Distrct panchayat president Ansajitha Russel presided over the function.
Steps will be taken to strengthen paediatric wing in Ayurveda hospitals
Steps will be taken to strengthen the paediatric wing in Ayurveda hospitals, says Health Minister.
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