GUWAHATI: Highlighting the Centre’s commitment towards traditional medicine and holistic healthcare, Union Minister for AYUSH, Sarbananda Sonowal, inaugurated the Academic Complex of the IA Ayurvedic Medical College (IAAMC) at the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), on Tuesday.
Speaking at the inauguration, Sonowal expressed his enthusiasm for the initiative and said, “I am delighted to witness the construction of this new facility, aimed at nurturing our youth in the ancient discipline of Ayurveda. With the immense potential of the Ayush sector in the Northeast, this addition comes at an opportune moment.”
Calling it a major step towards harnessing the abundant flora & fauna of the region, Sonowal said, “I urge the younger generation to capitalise on this unprecedented opportunity and contribute to the burgeoning global movement for holistic healthcare.”
Strategically positioned adjacent to the multi-specialty University Hospital of Ayurveda & Naturopathy (UHAN) on the USTM campus, the academic complex stands out with its cutting-edge teaching and research facilities.
Beyond academics, the adjoining 100-bed hospital is designed to offer a comprehensive range of medical services with its facilities such as OPD consultations, specialised treatments, medicines, and routine laboratory facilities catering to paediatric, geriatric, and the general populace.
The IAAMC hospital campus is commendably equipped. From accident and emergency care, private wards, a labour room, and an Operation Theatre to dedicated centres such as the Yoga center, Physiotherapy unit, and Panchkarma unit, the hospital ensures holistic patient care. Additionally, advanced diagnostic tools like ECG, USG, X-ray, and specialised laboratories are readily available.
A glance into the hospital reveals an impressive range of specialised sections as well. These include Kayachikitsa (Ayurveda Medicine), Shalya (Surgery), Prasuti Tantra & Stree Rog (Obstetrics & Gynecology), Shalakya (ENT), Netra Roga (Ophthalmology), Kumarbhritya (Paediatrics), Swastavritta (Yoga & Wellness Centre), and a dedicated Geriatric Care Clinic. Patients and visitors also benefit from round-the-clock pharmacy services, ambulance services, and a well-maintained canteen.