GUWAHATI: Union Minister of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal, visited the site designated for the Northeast’s inaugural 100-bed Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital at Jakai, near Dibrugarh, on Wednesday.
Speaking at the site, an enthused Sonowal said, “Being the first-of-its-kind in the region, this 100-bedded institution will also bolster scientific research aimed at enhancing healthcare solutions through Yoga and Naturopathy. With this state-of-the-art facility in Dibrugarh, residents of Northeast will benefit from top-tier healthcare. The establishment also hints at the potential for healthcare tourism, considering the growing global affinity for Yoga and Naturopathy.”
Sonowal further emphasised the government’s commitment to integrating traditional and modern medical practices. He said, “Traditional medicine has gained a tremendous boost. The overarching goal is to achieve a ‘Swastha Bharat’ by marrying the best of both traditional and contemporary healthcare.”
The visit witnessed the presence of several dignitaries including the Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Gas and Labour and Employment, Rameshwar Teli, MLAs Prashanta Phukan and Binod Hazarika, and Dr Raghavendra Rao, Director of the Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), along with other dignitaries from the state and central government.
In April, during the ‘Yoga Mahotsav’ marking 75 days to the International Day of Yoga, Sonowal had announced the Ayush Ministry’s plans to establish a 100-bed Yoga and Naturopathy Hospital in the town.
The establishment of this hospital in Dibrugarh highlights the nation’s broader objective of promoting holistic health solutions. Given its significance, it is poised to become a beacon of wellness and scientific research in the realm of Yoga and Naturopathy for the entire Northeastern region.