Nagaland AYUSH

Kohima: Union minister of AYUSH, ports, shipping and waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, on Friday announced an investment of over Rs 100 crore to boost the healthcare system in the state.

Sonowal made the announcement during the inauguration of the Integrated AYUSH hospital at Razha Chedema in Kohima.

The Union minister informed that one Ayurvedic college, a 30-bedded hospital and three 10-bedded hospitals would be built in Nagaland.

The 30 bedded AYUSH hospital will be developed at Kiphire, while the 10-bedded AYUSH hospitals would be at Mokokchung, Nagaland University in Dimapur and Wokha. The state-of-the-art Ayurvedic college at Longleng would be established at an estimated cost of Rs 70 Crore.

He urged the state government to submit proposals to the ministry at the “right time” as per the existing rules and strictly follow all procedures.

In Chedema, Sonowal inaugurated the AYUSH integrated hospital in the presence of health minister S Pangnyu Phom, other legislators and government officials.

“This particular integrated bedded hospital will have the facility of homoeopathy treatment, ayurvedic treatment, yoga,” he said.

While there are over 1000 traditional healers in the state, he said that at the present age of science and technology, there is a need to go through science and research to develop the scientific evidence of the traditional practices.

According to the Union minister, Nagaland has tremendous potential in many aspects due to its topography, culture, and heritage. He added that the Northeast can become the hub in the AYUSH sector. 

“With our rich traditional knowledge base in folk medicine and the bounty of flora that Mother Nature has blessed us with, it is important that we seize this opportunity. We can become the springboard for the AYUSH sector in the country, and create an eco-system to provide health and wellness solutions for the people of India and our neighbouring countries. This will give us economic strength, and our community will be blessed with a healing touch to treat human illness, ” he said.

With the inauguration of the new AYUSH hospital, Nagaland will have three fully-functional hospitals. The new hospital was sanctioned in 2018 at a cost of Ra 9.17 Crore with an area of 3.50 acres, health minister S Pangnyu Phom informed. 


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