State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody charges certain groups of levelling baseless allegations, at a time that funds are being allocated for the indigenous medicine sector.
State Minister Jayakody speaking at an event said steps have been taken to distribute indigenous medicine directly to residences.
He added there is an increased belief in ayurvedic medicine in the country.
The State Minister expressed his regret over certain individuals objecting funding for ayurvedic medicine adding these individuals remain silent over efforts and funds spent on importing western medicine.
He said trust and faith must be placed in ayurvedic treatments.