Manipur: Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates 50 Bed Integrated Ayush Hospital in Moreh

Announces major initiatives for the development of AYUSH in Manipur

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  • 15 AYUSH dispensaries to be set up. Seven 10 Bed Hospitals to be set up. 100 School Herbal Gardens to be planted. 16 Nursery in each district, and 50 Health and Wellness Centres(HWCs) to be set up

IMPHAL- Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal today virtually inaugurated a 50 Bed Integrated Ayush Hospital in Moreh and announced major initiatives for the development and promotion of AYUSH industry in Manipur.

Addressing a press briefing held at Indian Medical Association Hall in Imphal, the Union Minister stated that under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to realise his vision of AYUSH, the Ministry has decided to develop 15 AYUSH dispensaries, seven 10 Bed Hospital, 100 School Herbal Gardens, 16 Nursery in each district and 50 Health and Wellness Centres(HWCs) in the state.

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The Union Minister was attending a program on ‘Phytopharmaceutical Mission to promote the documentation, scientific validation and evaluation of traditional healthcare practices of North-East India’ in Imphal as Special Guest of Honour. Manipur Cheif Minister N.Biren Singh, Union MoS Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Advisor to CM (Health), Manipur, Dr S Ranjan Singh also attended the function.

Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal stated that he is confident that after the completion of these schemes, more support will be given to developing the Ayush industry and expressed his hope that these will inspire the people of Manipur to develop medicinal plants, bring more growth and generate employment in the future. “Manipur has more than 1,000 medicinal plants out of 6,000 in India. We must leverage this strength,” the Union Minister added.

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“The women of Manipur has a unique and strong identity in the community. I urge the women to come forward and take steps to promote these medicinal plants. I assure you that we will provide the markets for your products which will not only develop the spirit of entrepreneurship, make an Aatmanirbhar Manipur but also benefit farmers and reach the aim of doubling their farm income,” the Union Minister further added. The Minister also

The Union Minister said that Manipur has huge potential and is a resourceful state and that Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has given lots of importance and emphasis to the steady growth of North East. In the last seven years, his vision has brought massive transformations in all sectors be it, connectivity, communication, infrastructure, education, science & technology, biotechnology, biodiversity.

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He also stated that Manipur is growing fast and the present Chief Minister N.Biren Singh is an able leader, during whose tenure Manipur has seen Peace in the state. “Manipur is today peaceful due to dedicated efforts of PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the role of CM N Biren Singh,” the Union Minister said.


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