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Imphal: Health and Family Welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh has inaugurated a Rural Collection Centre and an AYUSH Store cum Godown at Keirao, Imphal East and Directorate Office AYUSH, Lamphelpat respectively.
Speaking at the inaugural occasion of Rural Collection Centre at Keirao, organized by State Medicinal Plant Board, SMPB under the aegis of National Ayush Mission, NAM, Minister Jayantakumar said the government has been giving due importance to health sector since every human wish to live long with a good health facilities. People generally perceive that by health sector the allopathic kind of treatment is the only option to cope with the health problems meted out in our day today affairs. But, AYUSH is also playing a major role which can be opted for maintaining good health of the public and also protecting ourselves from diseases, he added.
Minister said that AYUSH Department, Manipur has also produced ayurvedic immune booster product like AYUSH IMMUNE PLUS that can help a person to boost his or her immune system during this pandemic period. Shri Jayantakumar said that opening a Rural Collection Center which is also first of such kind in the state will now help the farmers and entrepreneurs, who are working with AYUSH Department by growing medicinal and aromatic plants by making it easier for marketing their products and also accessing a better communication with the department regarding their grievances. Minister said that the Center will now link the farmers and the department of AYUSH and also ultimately with the government, he added.
Health Minister who is also holding the portfolio of Law & Legislative Affairs, maintained that the government has already initiated to set up a District Court at Imphal East. Required land for the construction of District Court has already been earmarked by the Law Department. A district hospital for Imphal East is also in the pipeline, he added.
Speaking at the occasion MLA, Keirao Assembly Constituency, Shri. L. Rameshwor said that the inaugurated Rural Collection Center will definitely benefit the people of Imphal East specially the plant growers. He also congratulated the initiative of the health minister for setting up such centre in Keirao Assembly Constituency. He also appealed the locals to extend cooperation on such initiatives of the government.
Later Minister L. Jayanytakumar inaugurated an AYUSH Store cum Godown at the Directorate Office AYUSH complex, Lamphelpat. Minister also inspected the work progress of the newly constructed AYUSH Hospital at Lamphelpat.
Member Secretary, National Ayush Mission, Manipur, Dr. A. Guneshwor Sharma, Director, Department of AYUSH, Manipur, Dr. Y. Lukhoi Singh, officials from AYUSH department and others also attended the occasion.