The AYUSH hospital at Tuensang in Nagaland will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Shripad Yesso Naik next month.
This was conveyed by Naik to State’s Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Minister S Pangnyu Phom when the latter called on him in New Delhi on Sunday.
A press release issued by PRO Nagaland House in New Delhi, stated that Phom had called on the Union minister at his official residence in New Delhi on Sunday.
During the meeting, S Pangnyu Phom briefed Naik on implementation of central scheme under AYUSH, besides submitting a project on medicinal plants fields and herbal gardens in the State.
He also urged the central minister to visit the State and inaugurate the first AYUSH hospital at Tuensang.
Naik assured the H&FW minister of taking up the project proposal submitted by him and also asked the State Government to fix the date for inauguration of the AYUSH hospital in December.
In June last, Pangnyu had requested the Centre for AYUSH hospitals in all the districts of Nagaland, to setup medicinal plants and herbal garden, and a separate directorate for AYUSH in the State at the earliest.
Pangnyu had also apprised Naik of the various activities and AYUSH schemes being implemented in Nagaland.
The Union Minister had assured S Pangnyu Phom that all the districts in Nagaland would be given AYUSH hospital in a phased manner. With regard to medicinal plants fields and herbal garden including AYUSH directorate Naik assured to take up the proposal.