Sripad Naik, Union Minister of State for AYUSH while addressing a national workshop on activities and contribution of the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) said that at least 20 new ayurvedic healthcare centers been set up in Assam, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
These health care centers will be contributing their health care services to the remote areas of the NE region. Rs. 1.5 crore has been sanctioned for this purpose and the Guwahati center will soon start In-Patient Department services.
While addressing workshop he also said that The CCRAS under the Ministry of AYUSH working and engaged to improve healthcare services, research, and developmental activities in the North-Eastern states since 1971.
Naik also added that our country has got a huge traditional medicinal heritage in the world and enjoys a special status in terms of an indigenous system of healthcare practices.
He also inaugurated the new building of the Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Gastrointestinal Disorder in Guwahati.
Naik also encouraged state farmers to cultivate more medicinal plants.