The establishment of the sixth Government Ayurvedic College in the state of Gujarat will immensely benefit the students and surrounding community – Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai
Minister of State for Ayush, Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai laid the foundation stone for Government Ayurveda College and Hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat. The Ministry of Ayush under its centrally sponsored scheme National Ayush Mission (NAM) is supporting the efforts of the Government of Gujarat for establishing state-of-the-art Ayush facilities.
The ceremony was graced by the Minister of Forest, Environment & Climate Change, Government of Gujarat, Shri Kiritsinh Rana, Secretary Ayush, Government of India Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other dignitaries from state and district administration.
Government Ayurveda College & Hospital will include infrastructure for the College and a 100 bedded hospital, hostel block for students and staff quarter. For supporting research and innovation in the Ayush sector an animal house and herbal garden will also be established on the campus.
On this occasion, Dr Munjapara said, “quality medical education at affordable prices in the Ayush sector is becoming a present-day reality and National Ayush Mission is adding wings to it. Our traditional medicine systems are efficacious and are being practised for ages. It’s only due to the efforts of our prime minister that WHO-GCTM was established in Jamnagar. There were five Government Ayurvedic Colleges in Gujarat and now we are establishing the sixth one. It will immensely benefit the students and surrounding community.”
While addressing the gathering Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, said “Today we witnessed the effort of the establishment of yet another state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution in the state of Gujarat. Ministry of Ayush will provide all support and ensure this college and hospital is fully operational by 2024.”
On this occasion, Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai also flagged off six ambulances, four of which were approved by him under the MPLAD scheme, for the service of the local community.
Ministry of Ayush, through the centrally sponsored scheme National Ayush Mission (NAM), aims to enhance the nation’s health care system by focusing on the core competency areas of Ayush. With the support of the State/UTs government, it has adopted a strategy of co-location of Ayush facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), thus enabling the choice the patients for different systems of medicines under a single window.
Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.