Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain laid the foundation stone of a new 100 bedded portable healthcare unit with the facility of 17 ICU beds and 83 oxygen supported beds at Tibbia College and Hospital on Monday.
Jain said that this unit will prove to be imperative in fighting against Covid and will be made functional very soon. On this occasion, Jain emphasised on the importance of Ayurvedic principles in preventing lifestyle disorders and motivated the students to do research and document the outcomes to strengthen their scientific temper.
He also announced plans to prepare a road map for the re-development of the Tibbia College to make it a state-of-the-art world-class institute. The health minister further congratulated the Directorate of Ayush for their contribution to the healthcare system through Ayurveda and applauded A&U Tibbia College and hospital for their valuable contribution during the first wave of the Corona.
Jain said, “During the second wave of Corona, not only in Delhi but hospitals across the country were running short of beds and faced a lot of problems. To avoid these troubles in future, the Delhi government is making preparations, so that the common man can be saved from every difficulty.”
The Health Minister further added “We can integrate the AYUSH system with many health programs of the Delhi government. As health workers and responsible members of the community, all of us should be informed about and adopt the merits of these practices to promote the health of ourselves and our children. Still much remains to be done in this regard. In fact, these systems have a lot of scope and potential to work and we need to look at those opportunities”.
Jain urged all Delhiites to follow the AYUSH practices and the guidelines given by them regularly. “All health workers as responsible members of the community should be informed about and adopt the merits of these practices to promote health. One can integrate the AYUSH system with many health programs of the Delhi Government. In fact these systems have a lot of scope and potential to work. We need to focus on those opportunities. We should completely integrate AYUSH systems in our lifestyle. Ayurveda is not just a science, but knowledge of living life,” he said.