Priority for government to provide better health care facilities to all: Chief Minister

Ranchi (By our correspondent):Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that providing better healthcare facilities to the people of the state is the priority of the state government. Addressing a conclave organised by Arogya Bharti at the press club where he said that since the formation of the government many positive steps have been taken in the healthcare sector and said that soon the new building of the homeopathy college in Godda would be ready and it would also inaugurate soon similarly the work of constructing Ayurvedic college in Chaibasa was on while construction of Unani College in Giridih was complete which would be made operational on PPP mode.

He said that land for building a 50 bed Ayush Hospital in Itki has been identified and a proposal in this regard sent to
the central government where as space has been also allocated to run the central council of Yoga and Naturopathy which would
be functional within a month. Mr Das said that only a healthy society can build a prosperous and developed state and the government has also accorded focus on medical education. Mr. Das said that an area of 15 acres of land has been given to central council of yog and naturopathy in Deoghar. While yoga sessions have been also started at the health and wellness centers while Sri Aurobindo was running the Yoga center in Ranchi.

He said that work was on to develop herbal garden in NHM center  He said that recently a team led by Director Ayush had gone to Chhattisgarh as the government also wanted to develop the area and the budget for national Ayush Mission has been kept at Rs 28 crore. The Chief Minister said that Ayurveda was an ancient mode of treatment in the country and the old traditions of our nation is now being adopted by the people across the globe and said that Ayurveda also tremendous opportunity for employment. He said that Jharkhand was a land of the forest where trees and herbs having medicinal qualities are found in abundance, therefore, the state government has decided to make the state medicinal plant board active. 

Mr. Das said that ancient knowledge and methods of making ayurvedic medicines are still safe in the country what was needed are that modern technology and expertise is incorporated in the area so that good quality medicines are made and stressed on the need to take advantage of every possible opportunity available. He said that society, government, and the organisations should work in coordination so that all can have access to good quality health care.

He said that the state government was encouraging ayurveda, unani and homeopathy medicines as these reach easily to the people and are efficient for delivering better health care results. He also congratulated the Aarogya Bharti for organising this event and extended his greetings to the participants of the conclave. He said that for the development of Ayurvedic method of treatment the state government will work in collaboration with Arogya Bharti. The Chief Minister said that whatever suggestions would be derived form the event would be implemented by the state government and suggested that events like these be organised at the district level also so that the awareness is increased among the people and assured all possible help if a plant to manufacture ayurvedic medicines is set up in the state.

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