Significant healthcare boost for Mizoram – 24 Health & Wellness Centres inaugurated

The Union Minister of AYUSH and Ports Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal declared a slew of initiatives to promote the AYUSH sector in Mizoram. The Minister, along with the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga, laid the foundation stones for six Ayush hospitals in Mizoram. In an additional boost to healthcare infrastructure in the hill state of the Northeast, as many as 24 Ayush Health & Wellness Centers (HWC) were inaugurated across Mizoram.

The three 50 bedded hospitals will be developed at Aizawl, Champai, and Hnahthial in the state. The three 10 bedded hospitals will be developed at Khawzawl, Saitul, and Hortoki in the state. The Union Minister while underlining the significance of traditional Indian medication expressed the function the folk medicine of the Northeast can recreate in anesthetic, preventative, remedial patient care along with everyday healthcare.

In an official release issued by the health ministry, the Union Minister emphasized the essence of unlocking value from the wealthy traditional medicinal practice of India, including the folk medicines of Mizoram and the Northeast. Expressing the role AYUSH can play in patient care management, Shri Sonowal additionally said that the rich heritage of traditional medications as envisaged by AYUSH is scientifically verified to be efficacious in patient care. The holistic procedure to patient care & healthy lifestyle incorporates both preventive as well as curative aspects. He said that to understand & leverage folk medicine, the AYUSH ministry is executing a multi-centric research project to critically appraise and validate Local Health Traditions (LHT), Oral health Traditions (OHT), and Ethno Medicinal Practices (EMP) among ethnical communities of the Northeast.“

Emitting about the part of Mizoram & Northeast in India’s new age of economic growth, the Union Minister stated, “Through ACT East Policy, the PM has envisaged the Northeast to be the most meaningful region of India that will power the New Engine of growth. The Asta Lakshmi of Northeast can be acknowledged fully when Mizoram – along with all other Northeastern states – evolves Atma Nirbhar by enriching our insight, performing in collaboration & association, and expanding our abilities to contest at the global level.”

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