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Chedema to get 50-bedded Ayush hospital

Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/25/2019 11:54:31 AM IST

After Dimapur and Noklak, the 50-bedded Ayush hospital will come up in Chedema under Kohima district.

This was revealed by principal secretary Health and Family Welfare, R. Ramakrishnan on the occasion of 4th National Ayurveda Day held under the theme “Ayurveda on Longevity” at the directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima on Friday.

He said in line with the central government to promote indigenous plants, the state government will also support and promote traditional treatment in the state.   

Ayurveda being considered as the oldest healthcare system in the world, Ramakrishanan said if the concept of Ayurveda can be understood, it will save many “harsh treatment and will have better lifestyle”.

Though Ayurveda was new to the state, he expressed joy that people were aware and taking up Ayurveda treatment to live healthy life style.

Mission Director H&FW NHM, Dr. Kevichusa Medikhrü in his address pointed out that state has many medicinal plants and herbs which were yet to be tapped and said though it was the oldest treatment methodology, people in the state were conscious of the Ayurveda treatment.

He said allopathic medicines may have side effects but Ayurveda does not have any side effects.

Medical officer AYUSH NHAK Dr. Khonuo Mary delivered keynote address.

The chairperson, assistant director AYUSH Dr. T. Bendangtula in her opening remark said the objective of observing the day was to create awareness and healthcare delivery system.

She said with advancement in technology, human life expectancy has been increased and also led to increase in many diseases, especially amongst the senior citizens.

However, with holistic approach, Bendangtula said Ayurveda has treatment has so much to offer to increase life longevity.

It may be mentioned that minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom has urged the central government to set up Ayush hospitals in all the 11 districts in the State during his visit to New Delhi on June 18. 

At present there  were around 87 Ayush doctors in the state.  

 

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