Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated 50 bedded Ayurvedic Hospital at Dudhnoi in Assam

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Aizawl: The Union Minister of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the 50 bedded Ayurvedic hospital at Dudhnoi in the Goalpara district of Assam.The hospital – the second such hospital to be opened in Assam in less than a month after Majuli – is equipped with all the major facilities including a state-of-the-art laboratory, a Panchakarma centre, an infertility clinic, a yoga unit apart from the OPD and IPD services. The Union Minister, 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 focussed 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 modern approach to validate the efficacy of traditional medicine like Ayurveda, the government affirms its commitment to work towards achieving the vision of Prime Minister Modi ji to become a Swastha Bharat. Given the encouraging number of people availing Ayurvedic care solutions, we are moving ahead, under the able leadership of PM Modi ji, to create an integrated healthcare ecosystem where one can heal of their illness and, at the same time, avail solutions to enrich their quality of lives. We will be building more Ayush healthcare infrastructure in Assam to sustain the demand for a vigorous healthcare in the state.”

The Ayurvedic Hospital at Dudhnoi will have OPD service like Kaya Chikitsa, PTSR, Samhita and Siddhant, Shalakya etc., as well as in IPD services will haver 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 as well as Khara-Khutra treatment in Ano-rectal disorders as well as Geriatric Rejuvenative Clinic, Rheumatology clinic, Lifestyle disorders, Skin & Cosmetic clinic will also be functioning here. The hospital is also equipped with state-ofthe-art laboratory, a yoga unit, pharmacy etc. In order to make the Dudhnoi campus as a major centre of Ayush in the region, further development of USG facility, X ray & 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, an medicinal herbs garden with rare medicinal Plant garden will also be set up within the premises of this hospital.

Adding further, he 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 recognising the potential role of evidence based traditional medicine. Under the visionary leadership of Honourable PM Narendra Modi ji, the Ayush became an independent ministry only in 2014, which has proved to be a game changing move to revive the 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. Honourable PM Modi ji also envisioned the Ministry to play a crucial role to optimally develop and propagate Ayush forms of medicine, based on evidence based benchmarks. I would also like to inform you that as per data received from the state between January and September of 2023, as many as 78,026 people got benefitted through Ayush system of medicine through AHWC. Ayush Ministry has released ₹121.75 Crores of Centre Share till date to Assam for various activities like Ayush Health & Wellness Centres, 50/30/10 bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital, New
Educational Institute, Construction of new dispensaries, Ayush Public Health programmes like Ayush Mobile medical unit, Ayurvidya , Supraja, Supply of essential drugs to dispensaries. I believe that Ayush based geriatric programme programmes like Ayurvidya: promotion of healthy lifestyle through Ayush for school children, 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 NE states.”

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