Nope. This isn't fake news.
The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to get astrologers to provide consultation to patients. In quite a strange move, the government there has decided to set up an OPD where vastu experts, palmists and soothsayers will offer advice to the patients.
This will start from September, reports India Today.
Three to four hours twice a week, these astrologers will advise the patients according to the horoscopes and 'lifelines' of the patients.
The astrologers will be provided by Maharashi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan (MPSS), a state government institution in Bhopal.
That's not all. According to a New Indian Express report, like OPDs, where junior doctors work under the supervision of seniors, these astrologers will also train junior astrologers.
"Aspiring astrologers will be assisted by experts in dealing with cases in the astro OPDs," MPSS director P R Tiwari told New Indian Express.
Patients seeking diagnosis will pay a registration fee of Rs 5 to the astrologers.
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