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Pangnyu attends AYUSH conference

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/6/2019 12:01:05 PM IST

Nagaland only state with no pending AYUSH Mission Utilization Certificates

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland, S. Pangnyu Phom said that Nagaland was the only state which has no pending Utilization Certificates (UCs). He added that the Nagaland would continuously strive to implement all programs of the National AYUSH Mission (NAM), as per ministry guidelines even in the future. (Utilization Certificate: A certificate of actual utilization of grants received for the purpose for which it was sanctioned has to be submitted in order for further grant-in aid sanctions, in respect of non-recurring grants. In respect of recurring grants, release of grant-in aid in subsequent years is done only after UC, on provisional basis, in respect of grants of the preceding financial year, is submitted.)

A press release from media cell, office of the minister of H&FW stated that Pangnyu was addressing the 4th AYUSH Minister’s Conference held at Ashoka Hotel, Delhi on February 5.  He expressed gratitude to the minister of state for AYUSH, Shripad Naik and ministry of AYUSH for the invitation to the conference and acknowledged the contribution of AYUSH Society to the state.

Phom said that the government was fully committed and was sincerely working to promote AYUSH in the state, where the state AYUSH now has six regular doctors and the creation of eight regular medical officer posts are also under process for cabinet clearance later. Pangnyu reported that 82 AYUSH doctors have been appointed on contractual basis under the National Health Mission (NHM) and National AYUSH Mission (NAM) and have been posted to District Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres across the state. Pangnyu also said that AYUSH Society under the department of Health & Family Welfare organized Arogya Melas three times in the state, Mokokchung district being the most recent one. 

Pangnyu also added that the mission also distributes medicines to all co-located AYUSH facilities on a regular basis. He reported some achievements after NAM was introduced: A ten bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital in Dimapur was functioning with full man-power, a 30 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital in Noklak under Tuensang district bordering Myanmar was inaugurated last December. 

The minister was optimistic that construction of a 50 bedded integrated AYUSH hospital in Razha, Chedema under Kohima district will be completed within a month or two and be inaugurated by year end. He further reported that a 50 bedded AYUSH hospital at Sapangya (Chungtia) under Mokokchung district was under process. The state government has also submitted a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for an up to 50 bed integrated AYUSH Hospital for Longleng and Zunheboto districts to the ministry.  

Pangnyu also appealed to the ministry of AYUSH to grant a separate AYUSH directorate for Nagaland state out of the resource pool allotted to Nagaland.

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