Updated 18 Jun 2022, 7:21 am
With the objective to adjust the preferable timing of the people living in urban areas, the State Health Society of the National Health Mission, Manipur on Friday introduced the first ever AYUSH Evening OPD at the Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC), Langol Tarung in Imphal West.
It was inaugurated by the chief medical officer of Imphal West, Dr Priyokumar Salam in the presence of the state nodal officer (SNO) of AYUSH Dr Benedict Maring, SNO of Urban Health Centre Dr Swarup and other officials and staff.
It is a part of the continued mainstreaming of AYUSH in public health care sectors and to add another feather to the UPHC, said Dr Benedict, while speaking on the inaugural function of the clinic.
He said having the facilities of both allopathic and AYUSH doctors will help provide the cafeteria approach of treatment at the UPHC as per the wish of the patient.
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Benedict informed that AYUSH is co-located in 94 per cent of the healthcare centres of Manipur, of which 33 per cent is in hills and 61 per cent in valleys.
Stating that the southern regions of the country are very much advanced in the AYUSH treatment, he appealed to the staff of the clinic to give their full efforts and dedication while discharging their duties.
The CMO of Imphal West also pointed out that there are certain disorders which are difficult to be dealt with by allopathic medicine but can be easily treated by AYUSH medicine.
Sharing his experience, Dr Priyokumar said that he had witnessed a successful treatment of hernia case in an infant and dissolving of fish bone stuck in the throat by using AYUSH medicine.
He lastly appealed to the general public to take the opportunity of the newly inaugurated AYUSH Evening Clinic.
First published:17 Jun 2022, 5:06 pm
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