New Delhi: Union Minister for Ayush and Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, today inaugurated an integrated Ayush hospital with 50 beds in Moreh, Manipur, through a virtual medium, and took important initiatives to develop and promote the AYUSH industry in Manipur announced. In a press conference, the Union minister said the ministry had decided to build 15 AYUSH pharmacies, seven 10-bed hospitals, 100 school herb gardens, 16 kindergartens in each district and 50 health and wellness centers (HWCs) in the state.
The Union Minister took part as a guest of honor in a program on the subject of “Phytopharmaceutical Mission to Promote the Documentation, Scientific Validation and Evaluation of Traditional Health Practices in Northeast India” in Imphal. The Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh, Union MoS Dr. RK Ranjan Singh, advisor to CM (Health), Manipur, Dr. S. Ranjan Singh also attended the event.
On that occasion, the minister said that he was confident that after these programs were completed, there would be more support for the development of Ayush industry, and he expressed his hope that these will inspire the people of Manipur to develop medicinal plants, bring more growth and create jobs in the future. “Manipur has more than 1,000 medicinal plants out of 6,000 in India. We have to use this strength ”, said the Union Minister.
“The women of Manipur have a unique and strong identity in the community. I urge women to come forward and take steps to promote these medicinal plants. I assure you that we will create the markets for your products that will not only develop the entrepreneurship, make an Aatmanirbhar Manipur, but also benefit farmers and achieve the goal of doubling their agricultural income, ”added the Union Minister.