Yogi: Ayush has immense potential in health tourism

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Yogi: Ayush has immense potential in health tourism
07-Mar-24 05:17:45

Lucknow: Asserting that Ayush had immense potential in health tourism, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday rolled out 271 development projects worth Rs 238 crore to boost Ayush services in the state.

“The power and potential of Ayush has been established well during the pandemic period. It not only treats a disease in isolation, but it also ensures the total well-being of a person. Its preventive and de-stressing elements have immense potential for health tourism,” the CM said.

Imposing confidence in proficient implementation of Ayush methodologies, the CM said: “Efficient implementation of Ayush practices will not only contribute to holistic healthcare but also generate substantial employment opportunities. It has the potential to significantly enhance farmers’ income.

The CM recalled that when PM Narendra Modi established the ministry of Ayush to encourage use of traditional medicine, the idea created ripples across the world.

“The significance of traditional medicine became evident during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to PM Modi’s initiatives, the world now observes International Day of Yoga on June 21 annually and witnessed widespread consumption of Ayush formulations during the pandemic. Today, traditional medical practices are being embraced worldwide,” Yogi remarked.

The CM said that to give a further push to Ayush services in the state, the government would soon appoint a director general. “This umbrella position in the department of Ayush would help strike a balance between the various schools of medicine,” he said.

Calling UP the land of Ayurveda, he said: “Now, it is the responsibility to take Ayush medical methods to further heights. Ayush-based agriculture can significantly increase the income of farmers. We need to enhance our research towards this end and encourage farmers accordingly.”

Later, an official spokesperson said that the state government under the guidance of the PM had effectively launched the Ayush mission in UP. Stating that the campaign had gained public trust rapidly, he said that the new projects speak for the faith in it.

Minister of state for Ayush department, Dayashankar Mishra ‘Dayalu’ listed the new projects that were inaugurated on the occasion. “As many as 271 development projects, including 50 bedded integrated Ayush hospitals in Basti, Ballia, Jalaun and Rae Bareli, 226 Ayushman arogya mandirs, hostels for girl students in Prayagraj and Jhansi, five e-libraries, construction projects in different 19 homeopathic and 14 Ayurvedic departments launched across the state will facilitate the people,” he said.

Chief secretary DS Mishra, principal secretary, Ayush, Leena Johri, MLAs Neeraj Vohra, Yogesh Shukla, Jai Devi Kaushal, MLCs Mohsin Raza, Lal Ji Nirmal, Ramchandra Pradhan, director of Ayush department Mahendra Verma, were present.