Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (LocalWire) Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik has accused the Odisha government for delaying the process of setting up AYUSH hospitals in the state.
Replying to Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s letter on a proposed 50-bedded AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) Hospital in Balasore, Naik said the state government is yet to submit a report on physical and financial progress of previously approved 50-bedded integrated AYUSH hospitals at Dhenkanal and Berhampur.
On Nov 12, Pradhan wrote to Naik: “The State Government of Odisha has already submitted National Ayush Mission (NAM) action plan to Ministry of AYUSH for sanction. However, the sanction order has not been released.
The request is to accord sanction for opening of a 50-bedded AYUSH Hospital in Balasore.”
In reply, Naik stated: “Mission Directorate of National AYUSH Mission has suggested that the State Government has to utilise the previous sanctioned amount and submit the progress report to the Ministry of AYUSH.
The State Government may project the proposal of setting up of up to 50-bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital at Balasore through State Annual Action Plan as per NAM guidelines to Ministry of AYUSH.”
The Odisha government has yet not commented on the issue.