Chandigarh, Nov 14 : With an aim to treat various diseases and promote healthy living in a natural way, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu and MP Preneet Kaur on Thursday laid the foundation stone for AYUSH hospital at Dayalpura village in the Mohali district.
Speaking at the state-level inauguration event at Dayalpura, Mr Sidhu informed that the first-of-its-kind AYUSH hospital in the state would be built on more than nine-acre land which has been donated by a family of the village. He said that the 50-bedded hospital which will provide check-up and treatment services under the Ayurveda,Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy medical systems, will be completed within a period of one year and the estimated budget for the project is Rs 7 crore.
"This is a valuable gift for the people of the state on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Once the hospital is completed, people would not have to go to the southern states for Naturopathy treatment of their diseases," Mr Sidhu said and added that Punjab government is giving high priority to the health sector in the state and the process of complete transformation of government health institutions is under way so that people can have free and easy access to quality and standardized medical services.
Acceding to the long-pending demand of the residents of the area, the Minister announced that the Community Health Centre at Dhakoli near Zirakpur, will soon be upgraded to a 50-bedded Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH) so that round-the-clock emergency services and specialist doctor’s services can be made available there. He said the decision has been taken in view of the increasing population of the area.
Patiala MP Preneet Kaur thanked the Sodhi family of the village who has donated the land for construction of the hospital. Stressing upon the importance of naturopathy treatments, she said that people now are showing much interest in natural way of treatment which helps the body heal itself. She said that the AYUSH hospital will prove a boon for the nearby residents. (UNI)