Jaipur: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is the central theme of Congress government as it aims to make Rajasthan a healthier state.
Responding to government’s campaign more than a crore youth have taken pledge against any kind of intoxication. The government on its part had banned hookah bars and e-cigarettes in state in August this year.
“Our government has taken preemptive measures to save youngsters from addiction of smoking and alcoholism. Due to our efforts 1.14 crore youth took a vow against smoking and drinking,” Health minister Dr Raghu Sharma informed while addressing a programme in Subodh College on universalization of Homeopathy on Wednesday.
The health minister said that his department will work towards chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s dream to make a healthy Rajasthan. “To fulfill this dream, we have been doing everything possible. We are strengthening free medicine & medical test schemes. A law will be passed to give citizens ‘Right to Health’,” he said.
Speaking about Homeopathy’s increasing acceptance among people, the health minister announced setting up of a new homeopathy collage. Besides, the health department has prepared a plan to make 24 homeopathy medicine accessible to people. For this it would take help of Aanganbar workers, Asha sahyoginis and ANMs.