Panaji 12th March, 2019 ::: India’s yesteryear’s medicine system namely Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, siddha, unani and homeopathy from thousand year ago used to keep the society healthier with no side effect, said by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Naik.
Shri Naik was speaking after laying the foundation stone for 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital at T.B. Hospital Premises, Monte hill, Margao recently in the presence of MP’s, Shri Narendra Sawaikar, Shri Vinay Tendulkar and local MLA Shri Digambar Kamat. Also present were Director of Health Services, Shri Sanjiv Dalvi; Dy.Director of Health, Dr. D’sa; GSIDC Managing Director Shri Jude, Chairperson, MMC, Dr.(Smt.) Babita Angle Prabhudesai and MMC councilors.
Speaking further Shri Naik thanked the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for spreading yoga throughout the nation and for understanding the inner strengthens of our thousand year’s old preventive medicine system and creating separate ministry as AYUSH through which medical facilities of Ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, siddha, unani and homeopathy are provided for the welfare of people. If we adopt the AYUSH medical facilities ,which are preventive, I am sure in the coming 10 years, we will not only find healthy society but even budget of Health Department will definitely come down by 25%, he added.
Shri Naik said, through AYUSH mission, he has tried to give one hospital at District level with all facilities. Doctors are also made available through PHC, CHC. The medical facilities which are provided through AYUSH is committed to veda and is globally excepted now. We are focusing on research center for improving this medicine system, he added. Further speaking he said in India, at present, there are 30 research centers of Ayurveda and 22 research centers of homeopathy providing better medical facilities. He also informed the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi provides all Medicare facilities and almost 2000 patient takes treatment. Focus is laid to build more national institute though AYUSH which already has 8-9 in India. Projects are started in 26 States through AYUSH mission and out of 176 projects 125 are approved and 70 already completed, he pointed
Shri Naik also highighted on their upcoming projects AIIA in Dhargal, for which 2 lac sq.mts land is already sanctioned by Government and will have research center, 200 bed hospital, OPD and other facilities like Post Graduate college limiting 60 seats. He said out of 12000 wellness centers under Ayushman Bharat yojna, atleast 2-3 centeres will be opened in each taluka of Goa and will have all Medicare facilities.
Shri Narendra Sawaikar said he is happy to say that two hospitals is coming up in Goa i.e. in Pernem National Ayurveda Research center and in south 50 bedded integrated hospital. Shri Shripad Nik has given justice to AYUSH Ministry for the last 5 years. Even The International Yoga Day which celebrated globally on 21st June, in India started under the leadership of Shri Shripad Naik, he remarked.
Shri Sawaikar further said that, slowly people have started accepting Ayurveda. He also requested Shri Shripad Naik to start the short term massage courses or related courses for the students who have studied upto 12th, so as to create more employment opportunities to the youths.
Shri Vinay Tendulkar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha; Shri Digamber Kamat , Local MLA and Dr.(Smt.) Babita Angle Prabhudesai MMC chairperson, also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier Dr. D’sa Dy. Director Health welcomed the guest while Shri Sanjeev Dalvi, Director of Health Services proposed the vote of thanks.