Ayurvedic doctors to treat IDPs in relief villages
As most of the IDPs who live in relief villages in the North suffer from various diseases, the Bingiriya Ayurvedic Physicians’ Association has decided to send a team of 35 well experienced ayurvedic physicians there with drugs and other medicine to treat the sick.
Dr. H. M. Herathbanda, President of the Association told The Island that Kurunegala District Medical Council had provided medicine to the value of Rs. 459,000 for this purpose and generous ayurvedic physicians also had consented to donate more medicine to assist the needy and sick IDPs.
Dr. Herathbanda said that these physicians would treat the sick for three months continuously there and necessary medical advice would be provided to the sick free of charge.
Dr. Herathbanda also said that Minister of Indigenous Medicine Tissa Karaliyedda has planned to train 3,500 educated youth on ayurvedic treatment procedures next year and the government has allocated 4.5 million for it.