State Govt gives traditional treatment methods a fillip

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is creating more avenues for traditional methods of treatment to contribute towards health care delivery. The State Government has taken several more initiatives recently in this regard.

Hospitals and courses

A yoga and naturopathy degree college and hospital will be set up in Belur in Howrah district at an estimated cost of Rs 67 crore. It will have 100 beds with an annual intake capacity of 60 students.

A 50-bedded integrated AYUSH hospital is under construction in Medinipur town. It will become functional in this financial year.

The State Government has also given consent to provide 10 acres in the premises of Kalyani TB Sanatorium for a Central Research Institute on Yoga and Naturopathy at Kalyani in Nadia.

Pathological and biochemical tests are now being done free of cost at Viswanath Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Hospital in collaboration with private laboratories.

Two new postgraduate courses have been started, each with six seats – ‘Practice of Medicine’ at Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital and ‘Materia Medica’ at Mahesh Bhattacharyya Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital.


The Trinamool Congress Government has laid enormous stress on the development of infrastructure in the AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha, homoeopathy) sector. The AYUSH method of treatment is also cost-effective.

The Government created the AYUSH Branch under the Health and Family Welfare Department. Many AYUSH hospitals have also been constructed in different parts of the State.

Bengal Govt to set up AYUSH hospital in Paschim Medinipur

A 50-bedded integrated hospital dedicated to AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homeopathy) medications is going to be set up by the Bengal Government in Paschim Medinipur district.

Ever since coming to power, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been laying emphasis on the building of infrastructure in AYUSH treatment methods. A separate department has been formed, headed by a minister, to accelerate various AYUSH projects.

The Chief Minister had inaugurated a similar facility in Alipurduar a few months ago.

The State Government’s stress on AYUSH stems from two facts: They comprise some of the oldest and traditional forms of treatment across Bengal and AYUSH treatments are cost-effective, hence advantageous to the economically challenged. As a result, the AYUSH system of medication has a significant role in delivering healthcare to the masses.

The government plans to make the hospital, to come up on a few acres, one of the finest AYUSH hospitals in the country. Doctors from both the state and outside the state will be invited to serve patients.

In another major development, the State Government has decided to open separate units of AYUSH in the subsidiary healthcare units in all the districts of the state. AYUSH units have already been set up in the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Birbhum, Paschim Medinipur, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas.

According to a senior official of the AYUSH Department, adequate number of medical officers will be recruited in all the subsidiary health centres and adequate medicines will be made available in all the units so that poor patients can avail them free of cost.

Mamata Banerjee has brought a sea change in the overall health infrastructure of Bengal through various new initiatives and revamping some of the old ones.

Source: Millennium Post

পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুরে আয়ুষ হাসপাতাল তৈরী করবে রাজ্য সরকার

রাজ্য সরকার পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুরে একটি ৫০ শয্যা বিশিষ্ট আয়ুষ (আয়ুর্বেদ, যোগ, উনানি, হোমিওপাথি ও সিদ্ধা) চিকিৎসার হাসপাতাল তৈরী করবে। কয়েকমাস আগেই আলিপুরদুয়ারে একটি আয়ুষ হাসপাতালের উদ্বোধন করেছেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী।

২০১১ সালে রাজ্যের শাসনভার গ্রহণ করার পর থেকে মুখ্যমন্ত্রী আয়ুষ চিকিৎসার পরিকাঠামো তৈরীতে জোর দিয়েছেন। এর জন্য একটি পৃথক দপ্তর তৈরী করা হয়েছে।

আয়ুষ চিকিৎসা খুবই প্রাচীন এক পদ্ধতি এবং এই চিকিৎসা খুব কম খরচে হয়। তাই, আর্থিক ভাবে পিছিয়ে পড়া মানুষদের জন্য এই চিকিৎসা খুব উপযোগী। সেই কারণেই এই চিকিৎসা পদ্ধতির গুরুত্ব অপরিসীম।

এছাড়াও, সরকারি অনুদানপ্রাপ্ত স্বাস্থ্যকেন্দ্রগুলিতে আয়ুষ কেন্দ্র খোলার সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে রাজ্য সরকার। ইতিমধ্যেই দার্জিলিং, জলপাইগুড়ি, বীরভূম, পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর, নদীয়া, উত্তর ও দক্ষিণ ২৪ পরগনায় আয়ুষ কেন্দ্র তৈরী হয়েছে। এই কেন্দ্রগুলিতে মেডিক্যাল অফিসার নিয়োগ করা হবে এবং যথেষ্ট পরিমাণে ওষুধ মজুত রাখা হবে। গরীব মানুষদের বিনামূল্যে এই ওষুধ দেওয়া হবে।

রাজ্যের স্বাস্থ্য ব্যবস্থায় মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় গত ছবছরে এনেছেন যুগান্তকারী পরিবর্তন। নতুন পরিকাঠামো তৈরী করার পাশাপাশি বর্তমান হাসপাতাল ও স্বাস্থ্যকেন্দ্রগুলির আমূল সংস্কারও করেছেন তিনি।

Ayurvedic Health Service Bill passed by Bengal Assembly

The West Bengal assembly Monday passed the ‘West Bengal State Ayurvedic Health Service (Amendment) Bill-2015’.

Speaking about the bill, minister of state for AYUSH, Health and Family Welfare Department, Ashish Banerjee, said the posts in the cadre of the West Bengal Ayurvedic Education Service and the West Bengal Ayurvedic Health Service would now be filled up through the West Bengal Health Recruitment Board.

Recruitment to all teaching and administrative posts in the West Bengal Ayurvedic Education Service and all basic grade and administrative posts in the West Bengal Ayurvedic Health Service was so far been made through the West Bengal Public Service Commission.

Stating that units of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) would be set up in all districts, the minister said AYUSH units would come up initially in the districts of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, West Midnapore, Birbhum, Nadia, South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas.

A 50-bed AYUSH hospital would also come up at Alipurduar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would lay its foundation soon.

Stating that this mode of treatment would benefit people, the minister added the companies manufacturing AYUSH medicines have assured the state government to make necessary recruitment from AYUSH-related institutes.