Ayurveda inst OPD starts by Aug-end, says Gupta

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Ayurveda inst OPD starts by Aug-end, says Gupta
09-Aug-23 05:13:27

Panchkula: The Outpatient Department (OPD) facility at the National Institute of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, being set up in the premises of Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (SMMDSB), will be operational by the end of August. The institute, having an hospital and a college at present, is under construction on the land of SMMDSB and appointment of two doctors have also been done.

The decision to start the OPD by the end of August month was taken during the meeting of SMMDSB chaired by Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta. During the meeting, Gupta directed the officers to complete all the works required for smooth commencement of OPD operations within the institute. Underlining the importance of obtaining necessary approvals, he said that all works in this direction should be completed by adhering to the prescribed timelines.

Dr Dinesh Sharma, Nodal Officer, Department of Ayush, provided an update on the progress of the construction of the institute. He informed that this project is progressing rapidly under the supervision of the Union ministry of ayush. The officials informed that that around 52 percent construction work of the institute has been completed. The buildings of both the hospital and the college are nearing completion and are planned to be inaugurated by the end of December this year, he added.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Priyanka Soni, who is also the Chief Administrator of SMMDSB, suggested handing over its operation to an agency or NGO after finalizing all the terms and conditions, which would be responsible for the operation. Gupta said that its operation should be entrusted only to those who work with the spirit of service.

Gupta also directed the officials of the Excise Department to ensure that no liquor shop operates in the premises of the shrine board as per the government instructions. Reviewing the status of vacant booths in Mata Mansa Devi market, Gupta directed HUDA to seal such booths within a week through a special drive to prevent any kind of illegal activities. He also asked the HUDA to propose solutions for the use of these booths in the next meeting.