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Paiwang Konyak bats for Ayush healthcare system

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MAY 18: Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Paiwang Konyak today expressed concern that Nagaland is seeing an alarming rise in lifestyle-related health disorders.
However this alarming rise in lifestyle-related health disorders can be greatly reversed with the intervention of Ayush system of health care, he said while speaking at the National Ayush Mission Conclave at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on Thursday.
According to a DIPR report, the Minister told the conclave that the public response to Ayush medicines in Nagaland has been very encouraging and the intake of Ayush medicine is steadily increasing over the years.
The Minister stated that with the support of the Government of India, the State has established a 10-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Dimapur, which has been functioning since October 2016; 30-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Noklak functioning since December 2018 and a 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Razha, Chedema, functioning since 2022. He informed that the ongoing projects are 50-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Sapangya, Mokokchung; 30-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital at Yachem, Longleng, under construction. Under the co-location Ayush facility has provided repair, renovation of some CHCs/PHCs and medicines Ayush hospitals and dispensaries.
However, Konyak stated that for the last few years, Nagaland failed to avail approved outlay, which has hampered the ongoing projects. He stated that during 2022-23, the State could avail only 25% of the total outlay and most of the programmes approved during last year had to carry over to the current financial year.
The Minister indicated that during the current year the State is proposing for 15 new Ayush dispensaries, including 11 dispensaries that were approved last year but fund could not be sanctioned/released. Similarly, three 30-bed new Integrated Ayush Hospitals including one which was approved last year and three 10-bed Integrated Ayush Hospital, which were approved last year but could not be sanctioned. Konyak urged the Ministry to consider for early release of the fund to enable the State Government to propose for supplementary proposal in the later part of the year.
The 2-day National Ayush Mission on May 18 & 19 was jointly addressed by the Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Ayush, Ports, Shipping and Water Ways, Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and was attended by State Health Ministers and Secretaries.
P Paiwang Konyak was accompanied by Commissioner & Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Y Kikheto Sema and other senior officers of the Department.
(Page News Service)