Governor inaugurates Arogya Mela 2020

Aizawl, 5 March 2020 (Zoram News): overnor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai had inaugurated 3 days long Arogya Mela 2020 sponsored by Ministry of Ayush at Dawrpui Multipurpose Centre, Aizawl, today. Dr.R.Lalthangliana, Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Z.R. Thiamsanga, Vice Chairman, Health & Family Welfare Board, senior officials from the state and the representatives from Ministry of Ayush were also present at the inaugural function.

In his inaugural address, the Governor had welcomed the implementation of Ayush in the state as a much-needed intervention in the healthcare sector which needs to be strengthened urgently. He had elaborated the potential and scope for this healthcare system in Mizoram. And reiterated the known fact that Ayush healthcare system does not negate the other healthcare systems but it rather support and complement the other healthcare systems. On the potential of Mizoram he said, “It is my wish that AYUSH system may also progress amply and is propagated and popularized more in the State of Mizoram. I am told that 90% of the AYUSH medicines are plant base hence the cultivation of medicinal plants is the key to meeting the raw material needs of the AYUSH industry. The climatic conditions, rainfall, temperature and condition of Mizoram is favourable for different species of Medicinal plants. However, farmers need to be made aware of the scope of cultivating these medicinal plants. I would like to urge the State Medicinal Plants Board to involve more farmers to cultivate these medicinal plants in some areas of their conventional farmlands so as to ensure the sustained availability of raw materials and also become an additional source of income for the farmers as there is a huge market potential for medicinal plants.”

Dr. R.Lalthangliana, Minister, Health & Family Welfare, the Guest of Honor at the function also highlighted the seriousness of Ayush initiatives in the state and the ambitious goal set by the state to become number one Ayush practising state in the country. He had promised that the awareness campaign on Ayush will soon be carried out in every district in the near future. In this goal of utilizing the benefits of Ayush Healthcare System to the maximum, he had also assured that more efforts will be added financially. And that the proposals had also been already tendered to the Ministry of Ayush.

The inaugural function was presided over by Pu H.Lalengmawia, Secretary, H&FW. Dr.S.Mara Thansiami gave Introduction and report on the progress of AYUSH in Mizoram. During this event of Arogya Mela there will be 19 stalls where people will be able to buy medicines and healthcare products. The Ayush Doctors and staff will be on duty for free consultations.
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