State AYUSH to widen its horizon
With a vision to position a vibrant Ayush system and to widen it horizon in the state health map, the newly appointed and the first ever director of the state Ayush department Dr Karam Lokendro announced a series of work to be executed to accelerate its functions on Saturday at Manipur Press Club in Imphal.
Addressing a group of media persons during a press meet, Dr Lokendro stated that a separate directorate of Ayush have been created following the state cabinet decision on January 15 this year which was previously function under the umbrella of state Health and Family Welfare Department.In accordance with the separation, he maintained that within the first 3-month the department in full-swing will effort to complete all the transition process of power and function from State health directorate to Ayush Directorate.
He informed that all the staffing for Ayush Directorate will be completed including those Ayush’s staffs that are employed in the state health directorate along with initiation of recruitment of new staff within this 3 month. And other target to be achieved within the said timeframe include identification of its permanent office building; mass campaign to promote and propagate Ayush in the state and to inaugurate and make functional of the newly constructing 50 bedded hospital at Lamphel.
The long term milestones to meet the demand include implementation national Ayush Mission, establishment of Ayush-based educational institution, creation of botanical garden like herbal garden, herbal treatment centers and resort at the campus of 50- bedded Ayush hospital, Lamphel etc, he added.
Responding to a question on benefit the Ayush treatment, an Ayush doctor present in the press meet informed that Ayush is an economical comparing with modern medical treatment and it also has less side-effect. He further added Ayush treatment can protect miscarriage during conception and also can protect mother from giving birth to deform child and its medicine are safe to prescribe for conceived women.