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Now govt employees to get cashless Ayurveda treatment under RGHS

Four private Ayurveda hospitals have been authorized to provide treatment. Until now, only allopathy treatment was included under the scheme.

October 15, 2022, 1:31 pm

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Rajasthan secretariate. File Photo.

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government employees and pensioners will now get cashless Ayurveda treatment under Rajasthan Government Health Scheme (RGHS). Four private Ayurveda hospitals have been authorized to provide treatment. Until now, only allopathy treatment was included under the scheme.

Of the four private hospitals, two are in Jaipur, one each in Ajmer and Kota. They will be able to provide both outdoor and indoor treatments. Sources said the scheme will be rolled out to more hospitals in the near future.

Government employees and pensioners will be able to purchase medicines at 150 authorized Ayurvedic drug stores across Rajasthan. A cashless treatment of up to Rs.20,000 outdoors and Rs 5 lakh indoors for one year can be availed.

“Jaipur Ayurveda Hospital (Vatika Road, Jaipur), Jeena Sikho Life Care Ltd. (Gopalpura Bypass, Tonk Road), Shankar Piles Clinic and Research Center (Madanganj-Kishangarh, Ajmer) and Ambience Kerala Ayurvedic and Multi-Specialty General Hospital (Kota) have been authorized for providing Ayurveda treatment under RGHS,” said an officer.

Under RGHS, the Ayurveda treatment for many ailments has been covered. They include Panchakarma, kshar sutra (piles, fistula and fissure), Kati basti (sciatica, back pain, disc location), Janubasti (joint pain), akshi tarpana (eye treatment), Shirodhara (mental diseases, insomnia, migraine, headache, hair fall), Abhyanga, Snehana (oil massage) and Swedana. The treatment for joint, back, and neck pain, migraine and paralysis, can also be availed under the scheme.

“The demand for Ayurveda treatment is on the rise after Covid-19 as it doesn’t have side effects, so the government has decided to include Ayurveda under RGHS. Government employees, particularly retirees, would be able to avail of this treatment now,” said the officer.

First published: October 15, 2022