GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone of a 50-bed Ayurvedic Hospital to be set up under National AYUS Mission at Sriram Chapori in Majuli district on Thursday. On the occasion, the Chief Minister stressed on the need to preserve and sustain the age-old ayurvedic methods of medical treatment for a healthy and disease-free life.
Informing that the Ayurvedic Hospital would be completed within a period of 18 months, which would be built with an expenditure of Rs 10.5 crore, the Chief Minister said that various initiatives had been taken up by the state government to improve the health sector of Majuli.
“For this purpose, the Majuli Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital will be upgraded to a district hospital with total cost of Rs 21 crore and a blood bank would also be set up with an expenditure of Rs 5 crore”, he added.
Sonowal in his speech mentioned that the state government is planning to make Majuli as a hub of traditional medical practices apart from its initiatives to make this seat of satriya culture as India’s first carbon neutral district. He also urged the people to remain alert against all divisive forces and promote harmony and unity amongst all communities.
Calling upon the people to keep strict watch over timely completion of various projects launched in Majuli, Sonowal further thanked the people of the district for their continuous support, which he termed as the source of his energy and strength to carry on with his mission to develop Assam. Further underlining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, the Chief Minister said that the state government is taking proactive steps to develop all sections of the society equally.
Stating that South East Asian countries are facing a dearth of skilled manpower, the Chief Minister informed that 249 Skill Development Centres have been started today in different parts of the state which would play a crucial role in skilling the youth and thereby empower them to find employment opportunities in different parts of the country and abroad.
He also informed about singing an MoU between the Governments of Assam and Singapore for setting up a world class Skill Development Centre at Mangaldoi in Darrang district. Sonowal also urged the parents and the teachers to play an active role in inspiring the young generation to excel and compete with the rest of the world.
Further informing about the 259 crore worth of projects to be launched by union minister of water resources, road transport & highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari on Friday, the Chief Minister said these projects would transform Majuli and usher in a period of rapid socio-economic development.