Topic: GS3 – government organisations
- Rajendra Kumar, Director General of ESIC, highlighted the significant contribution of Ayurveda in curing humankind for centuries.
- Ayurveda provides holistic treatment to the body and mind, addressing the root causes of diseases.
- Over the years, research and development in Ayurveda have gained momentum, and its popularity has increased globally.
Contribution of Ayurveda:
- Ayurveda introduced the concept of the doshas, which are three biological energies that are present in everyone.
- The doshas are vata (air), pitta (fire),and kapha (earth). When the doshas are in balance, we are healthy. When they are imbalanced, we can experience disease.
- Ayurveda developed a sophisticated system of herbal medicine. There are hundreds of different Ayurvedic herbs that are used to treat a wide range of conditions.
- Ayurveda also introduced the concept of panchakarma, which is a five-step detoxification process that is used to cleanse the body and mind of toxins.
- Ayurveda has made significant contributions to the fields of yoga and meditation. These practices are used to promote physical and mental well-being.
- Ayurveda has also had a significant impact on cuisine and nutrition. Ayurvedic principles are used to create diets that are tailored to each individual’s dosha and needs.
About Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC):
- ESIC is a statutory body established under the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948.
- It provides social security to industrial workers in the form of medical care, cash benefits, and other amenities.
- ESIC is funded by contributions from employers and employees.
- ESIC provides medical care to its beneficiaries through a network of hospitals, dispensaries, and other medical facilities.
- It also provides cash benefits to its beneficiaries in the event of sickness, maternity, disability, or death.
- ESIC also provides other amenities to its beneficiaries, such as vocational rehabilitation, unemployment allowance, and funeral expenses.