DIBRUGARH, Aug 30: Sarbananda Sonowal, Union minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, recently visited the proposed site for a 100-bedded Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital at Jokai near Dibrugarh. This hospital, the first of its kind in North East India, will also serve as a research centre to enhance healthcare solutions through yoga and naturopathy.
Sonowal expressed his honour and excitement about Dibrugarh becoming the site of the first Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital in the region. He attributed this development to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised the resurgence of traditional medicine, which has made significant contributions to preventive healthcare and the overall quality of life. Sonowal said that yoga, as one of India’s greatest contributions to humanity, has promoted a global wellness movement, aided by the success of International Day of Yoga celebrations worldwide.
He noted that this achievement was possible due to Prime Minister Modi’s recognition of the potential in traditional medicine and its global promotion. The hospital in Dibrugarh is expected to provide world-class healthcare facilities to the people of North East India and may also foster healthcare tourism due to the growing popularity of yoga and naturopathy globally.
Sonowal highlighted the government’s efforts to integrate traditional and modern medicine for a holistic healthcare solution, promoting a vision of a healthy India under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.
The visit was attended by several dignitaries, including Union minister of State for Petroleum & Gas and Labour & Employment Rameshwar Teli, MLAs Prashanta Phukan and Binod Hazarika, and other prominent officials and citizens from both state and central governments.