19 district setups to promote AYUSH in Bengal, says Mamata
Kolkata: Observing the National Ayurveda Day, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said that 19 district administration setups have been formed during her tenure for the promotion of AYUSH.
"My best wishes to all Ayurveda practitioners on the occasion of #NationalAyurvedaDay. In #Bangla, in the last seven years, 19 district administrative set-ups have been established for supervision and promotion of AYUSH activities," Banerjee tweeted.
It may be mentioned that the state government has taken several steps for promotion of the one of the oldest and traditional forms of treatment.
The reason behind taking the step is that AYUSH system of medication has a significant role in delivering healthcare as it is very cost effective. Measures were also taken to set up a 50-bedded integrated hospital dedicated to AYUSH in West Midnapore and the step was taken as the Chief Minister had stressed on developing infrastructure for the same in the state soon after coming to power.
Union minister Shripad Naik had recently applauded the state government for developing the infrastructure and promoting health care and education under the National Ayush Mission (NAM) scheme. "Under NAM, the state has been provided Rs 71.64 crore since 2014-15. The Bengal government has done a very good job in improving the infrastructure and developing other aspects of AYUSH education and health care by utilising funds provided under NAM," he said.