Soon, Centre-run hospitals to use khadi products
Giving a push to the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promotion of khadi, Health Ministry has set up a high-level committee to look into how use of khadi can be promoted in hospitals under its control. Once the ministry chalks out the plan, khadi products would find their way into all Central government run hospitals across the country.
The Health Ministry has set up the panel following a meeting between Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman VK Saxena and Union Health Minister JP Nadda last week. During the meeting, Saxena made a request for measures to promote the use of khadi in the hospitals run by the Union Health Ministry.
The ministry has appointed Directorate General of Health Services’ Special Director General BD Athani as chairman of the committee. The
other members in the panel include AIIMS director, medical superintendents of Safdarjung Hospital and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Director of Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals.
“The committee will submit its recommendations and suggestions in a time bound manner. The order setting up the panel was issued on September 22. The meeting between the minister and KVIC chairman took place on September 20,” an official release said. The KVIC has been taking several measures to promote use of khadi products in the country and abroad ever since Saxena took charge of the commission in October 2015.