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Centre to set up 15 Ayush dispensaries, seven Ayush hospitals in Manipur: Sarbananda Sonowal


The union minister for Ayush  inaugurated a 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital in Moreh through virtual medium. He also announces to set up one Nursery each in 16 districts and 50 Health and Wellness Centres(HWCs)  

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Union minister for Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday announced that the centre has decided to set up 15 Ayush dispensaries and seven 10-bed Ayush hospitals, 100 School Herbal Gardens, one Nursery each in 16 districts and 50 Health and Wellness Centres(HWCs) in Manipur under his ministry.

Sarbananda Sonowal, who was in Imphal on his two-day visit in the state since Saturday, made the announcement at a press conference held at IMA Hall in Imphal, at the concluding part of a function to promote the documentation, scientific validation and evaluation of traditional healthcare practices of northeast region of the country.

The union minister also inaugurated a 50 Bed Integrated Ayush Hospital in Moreh, Manipur through virtual medium.

These were the projects which his ministry decided to take up for the people of Manipur, he said, while hoping for successful completion of the projects with the cooperation of the people.

After the completion of implementation of these projects, his ministry is looking forward to taking up more projects for the development of Ayush in the state, the union minister said. “I am hopeful that these projects will be successfully implemented within a time bound period with the support of the people of the state,” Sonowal said.

He further expressed his full confidence that the state government will extend its full cooperation in the completion of the projects within a specific time frame.

“I am confident that these particular schemes will also inspire the people of Manipur to develop herbal gardens and also to develop medicinal plants available in the state,” he said.

The union minister further said that Ayush industry will also take a very important role in future development of the state and its entrepreneurship. Not only this, the initiatives will also provide an avenue for generation of employment and social income, he said.

The union minister observed that Manipur and other northeast states have a lot of potential for development of Ayush while asserting that the region is bountiful of medicinal plants.

The traditional healing of the region is also well known. Considering the availability of the resources in the region, the Central government is giving priority in the region development of almost all the sectors.

“Northeast region is fast developing under the initiative of the Central government led by Narendra Modi. In Manipur too, development paces are accelerating in a fast under the leadership of chief minister N Biren Singh with the guidance of the Prime Minister and other Central leaders”, he said.

“As you know Manipur was a troublesome state. There was no peace all the time. The law and order situation highly deteriorated and people lived a life of uncertainty and insecurity. But under the dedicated efforts of prime minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah, the peace has come back in the state and developmental activities taking place in the last nearly five years,” he said.

“The Prime Minister knows that the northeast is the future of the country. So, he is giving a lot of emphasis in speeding up the development paces of the region,” Sonowal asserted.

Earlier, the Union minister addressed a function for presentation of phytopharmaceuticals mission to promote the documentation, scientific validation and evaluation of traditional healthcare practices of NE held IMA Hall.

He said that northeast states including Manipur have high potential of becoming the organic hub of the country. Knowing this potential, the Prime Minister has been giving special focus in the region to make India a global superpower.

Union minister of state for education and external affairs Dr RK Ranjan Singh, in his speech, highlighted the values of the medicinal plants available in the state and drew the attention of the Union Ayush minister in the exploration of these plants.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister N Biren Singh, stressed the need for scientific and systematic exploitation of the medicinal plants available in the state. Expressing his worries of ever vanishing traditional ways of healing illness, Singh said that steps are being initiated to revive the same.

The chief minister also highlighted the initiatives being taken up by the state government for health for all in the state.

Union minister for port, shipping & waterways Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal arrived in Imphal on Saturday on a two-day official tour.

On his first day of the visit, he visited Loktak Lake to take stock of the lake conservation and rejuvenation works being taken up by the state government under various Central sponsored schemes.

Before concluding his visit, the Union minister also inspected an Ayush hospital at Konjeng Leikai in Imphal West district.

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