BY TC News Desk
Agartala, April 26, 2023: Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha laid emphasis on building an international standard Ayurveda and Yoga school in the state to tap the trade potential with South East Asia.
The Chief Minister said that Tripura will become the gateway to South East Asia once the connectivity through Sabroom’s Maitri Setu becomes operational. This will create commercial opportunities in the state. The hill valleys of Tripura are full of medicinal plants.
The Chief Minister also emphasized on setting up an Ayurvedic medicine manufacturing unit in Tripura by utilizing this resource.
Chief Minister Dr Saha expressed this opinion while participating in a discussion on ‘One Earth-One Health: Advantage Healthcare India 2023’ at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister said “On the occasion that following our philosophy ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, we are always working for the welfare of the whole world. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also presented to the world the principle of ‘One Earth-One Health’ i.e. working for the good health of all life including the animal world. This policy will help prevent disease, reduce costs, improve food security and save lives.”
The two-day event was inaugurated on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and addressed the event virtually. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Mansukh L Mandaviya, Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang, member of NITI Aayog Dr VK Pal, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospital Group Dr Sangeetha Reddy and FICCI general secretary Shailesh Pathak.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Saha also said that Tripura is working on a dynamic and progressive policy in health services. Many patients from neighbouring Bangladesh come to Tripura for treatment. If world class medical infrastructure is developed in the state then the people of Bangladesh will also benefit from it. They can avail medical services at low cost.
The Chief Minister also said that in this case there is ample opportunity to coordinate modern medical methods with AYUSH. This service is in great demand among the citizens of Bangladesh so a border multi-specialty hospital can be built in Tripura.