Thanjavur, June 13: Heading towards rejuvenating health through ‘Ayurveda’, India will set up 100 AYUSH hospitals. Ministry of AYUSH has approved for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country.
Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik, while he was at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, said that the Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country. Further, he added that, during the last three years, the Union government has approved posting of 4,000 AYUSH doctors in primary health centres across the country. “The salary is being paid by the Union government,” he said.
He also said an AYUSH hospital equivalent to AIIMS would be opened within a month at New Delhi. The Ministry has approved setting up of two 50-bed integrated AYUSH hospitals at Theni and Tiruvannamalai districts in Tamil Nadu. A total of Rs 283.6 Lakh has been released out of sanctioned amount of Rs 563 Crores for conservation and development for medicinal plants across Tamil Nadu, the Minister added.