Shimla: Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Health and Ayurveda Minister said that a sum of Rs. 13.50 crore would be spent on construction of new buildings and providings equipments for 27 Ayurvedic institutions in the State.
Presiding over the review meeting of Ayurveda Department here today, Dr. Bindal said that draft proposal for construction of new buildings for 27 Ayurvedic institutions had been prepared and added that Rs. 35 lakh would be spent on construction of each building of the institutions while Rs. 15 lakh for providing equipments etc. in these institutions in the State. He said that Ayurvedic Pharmacy College would soon be opened and added that all formalities had already been completed. He said that admission for B. Pharmacy in Ayurveda would start this year.. He said that similarly admission for B.Sc. Nursing in Ayurveda would start this year also.
Health Minister said that the present Government headed by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister was committed to provide better health care services to the people of the State for which Ayurveda Department was doing its best. He said that Panchkarma system of medicines was introduced in six institutions of the State after the formation of present Government which had now been introduced in nine more institutions. He said that now the treatment under Panchkarma system of medicines was provided to the people of the State in 15 institutions. He further said that treatment under ‘ Kashar Sutra’ system of medicines was given in two institutions of the State upto 1st January, 2008 which had now been introduced in nine institutions till-now.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri P.C. Dhiman, Principal Secretary, Health and Ayurveda said that all-out efforts would be made for promotion Ayurveda in the State.
Earlier, Shri Prem Singh Draik, Director, Ayurveda welcomed the Chief Guest and detailed out the activities undertaken by the Department in the State.
The meeting among others was attended by Shri Roop Singh Verma, Deputy Secretary, Ayurveda, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, Additional Director and other senior officers of Ayurveda Department.