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Ayush Minister Inaugurates Ayurvedic Hospital In Dudhnoi

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GUWAHATI, Nov 2: Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that people of Dudhnoi and its adjoining areas can now benefit from the goodness of the Ayurveda with a new Ayurvedic hospital opening in the area.

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Sonowal said this while inaugurating a 50-bedded Ayurvedic hospital at Dudhnoi in the Goalpara district on Thursday. The hospital is the second such to be opened in the state in less than a month after Majuli..

Speaking at the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “It gives me immense pleasure that people of Dudhnoi and its adjoining areas can now avail the wonders of India’s rich heritage of Ayurveda. Under the inspiring leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, India has invested to revive the rich heritage of Ayurveda that has been healing humanity for thousands of years. As Assam, along with the rest of Northeast, receives a focused attention to become the engine of growth for India’s next economic resurgence, it is important to have a robust healthcare infrastructure, which is modern, inclusive and integrated.”

“By integrating a modern approach to validate the efficacy of traditional medicine like Ayurveda, the government affirms its commitment to work towards achieving a healthy nation. Given the encouraging number of people availing Ayurvedic care solutions, we are moving ahead to create an integrated healthcare ecosystem where one can heal their illness and avail solutions to enrich their quality of lives,” he said.

The Centre has plans to have more Ayush healthcare infrastructure in the state to sustain the demand for a vigorous healthcare in the state.

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The Ayurvedic Hospital at Dudhnoi will have out-patient department services in Kaya Chikitsa, PTSR, Samhita and Siddhant, Shalakya etc. In-patient department services will be available in Panchakarma Therapy like Snehan, Swedan, Janu Basti, Griba Basti, Sirodhara, Kriya Kalpa therapy like Karna Poran, Karna Dhupan, Anjan, Tarpan, Parishes among others. Infertility clinic with therapy like Uttar Basti, Khara-Khutra treatment in ano-rectal disorders, geriatric rejuvenative clinic, rheumatology clinic, lifestyle disorders, skin and cosmetic clinic will also be functioning here.

The hospital is also equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory, a yoga unit, pharmacy etc. In order to make the Dudhnoi campus  a major centre of Ayush in the region, further development of USG facility, X ray and ECG facility, operation theatre, Kharasutra, upgraded Panchakarma, upgraded Laboratory as well as labour room will be developed. An Ayush educational institution is also being constructed at the same campus. In order to harness the flora for Ayurvedic medicinal products, a garden with rare medicinal plants will also be set up within the premises of this hospital.

Meanwhile, four more such integrated Ayurvedic hospitals will be set up in Kaliabor, Kokrajhar, Morigaon and Baksa.  Diphu and Bajali will get a 30-bedded hospital and a 10-bedded hospital respectively. A total of 100 Ayush dispensaries will also be set up in all districts of the state.


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The Union minister said, “Ayurveda has gained worldwide acknowledgement for its role in managing the COVID 19 pandemic. At the world stage, the role of traditional medicine has been highlighted to complement and build a robust healthcare delivery system. At the G20 New Delhi Leaders Declaration, emphasis was laid on recognizing the potential role of evidence based traditional medicine. Ayush became an independent ministry only in 2014, which has proved to be a game changer in reviving traditional forms of medicine like ayurveda, yoga, siddha, naturopathy, sowa rigpa, homoeopathy and unani to make them active players in the healthcare delivery system in the country.”

Sonowal also informed that between January and September this year, as many as 78,026 people got benefitted through Ayush system of medicine through AHWC. The Ayush ministry  has  released  Rs 121.75 crores  of funds  till  date to the state for various activities like Ayush health and wellness centres, 10, 30 or 50-bedded integrated Ayush hospitals, new educational institute,  new dispensaries, Ayush mobile medical unit, Ayurvidya , Supraja and supply of essential drugs to dispensaries.

“I believe that Ayush based geriatric programme programmes like Ayurvidya, promotion of healthy lifestyle for school children through Vayomitra, Ayush based geriatric program, prevention and management of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, Ayush mobile medical units, etc. will strengthen the Ayush systems in the Northeast,” he further said.

The event was also graced by state health minister, Keshab Mahanta,  Lok Sabha MP for Guwahati, Queen Oja, chief executive member (CEM)of the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council, Tankeswar Rabha and other senior government officials were present on the occasion.



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