Shri Sarbananda Sonowal Union Minister for Ayush, Ports, Shipping and Waterways inaugurated today Rathnashree Arogyadhama”, a new unit of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital at Udupi, Karnataka. Kum. Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Sri Kota Srinivasa Poojary, Minister for Social Welfare and Backward Classes Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka were also present on this occasion.
This new unit includes Aesthetic Medicine unit – Shringara. Deluxe Ward – Health Cottage unit, Dhyana Mandira, Panchakarma Centre and Special Ward.
Addressing the gathering Sri Sonowal, highlighting the role of Ayurveda in promotion of holistic health. He said that the health status of Indians can be enhanced by following AYUSH system of medicine and thus build a healthy Nation. He stressed on carrying out vast research in the field of Ayurveda for its global acceptance. The Minister wished the newly inaugurated hospital to serve the mankind, to strengthen the vision of our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s “Atma Nirbhar Bharath”.
On this occasion, Chief guest, Kum. Shobha Karandlaje, highlighted the vision of Dr D Veerendra Heggade in making the educational institute the centre of excellence. She also added about role of RUDSET (Rural Development and Self Employment Training Institute) in the development of self-employment in rural India and stands as a role model for the society.
Dr D Veerendra Heggade, President, SDM Educational Society, Ujire highlighted the role of Ayurveda in health promotion in his presidential address. He stressed on the importance of Ayurveda in boosting the immunity of individuals, especially during the pandemics like the recent COVID 19. He advised general public to choose Ayurveda as the first line of treatment for their diseases and to cater to this choice, he established Rathnashree Arogyadhama he added.
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केंद्रीय आयुष, पत्तन, पोत परिवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्री श्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने आज उडुपी, कर्नाटक स्थित श्री धर्मस्थल मंजूनाथेश्वर आयुर्वेद हॉस्पिटल की एक नई इकाई रत्नश्री आरोग्यधाम का उद्घाटन किया। इस अवसर पर केंद्रीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री सुश्री शोभा करंदलाजे और कर्नाटक के समाज कल्याण तथा पिछड़ा वर्ग कल्याण मंत्री श्री कोटा श्रीनिवास पुजारी भी उपस्थित रहे।
इस नई इकाई में एस्थेटिक मेडिसिन यूनिट- श्रृंगार, डीलक्स वार्ड- हेल्थ कॉटेज यूनिट, ध्यान मंदिर, पंचकर्मा सेंटर और स्पेशल वार्ड शामिल है।
उपस्थित लोगों को संबोधित करते हुए सोनोवाल ने समग्र स्वास्थ्य को प्रोत्साहन देने में आयुर्वेद की भूमिका को रेखांकित किया। उन्होंने कहा कि उपचार की आयुष प्रणाली को अपनाकर भारतीयों के स्वास्थ्य में सुधार किया जा सकता है और इस प्रकार एक स्वस्थ भारत का निर्माण किया जा सकता है। उन्होंने आयुर्वेद की वैश्विक स्वीकार्यता के लिए इस क्षेत्र में व्यापक अनुसंधान कराने पर जोर दिया। केंद्रीय मंत्री ने कहा कि हमारे प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के “आत्म निर्भर भारत” के विजन को साकार करने के लिए, इस नए शुरू हुए अस्पताल से मानव जाति की सेवा की कामना की।
एसडीएम एजुकेशन सोसायटी, उजिरे के प्रेसिडेंट डॉ. डी. वीरेंद्र हेगड़े ने अपने अध्यक्षीय संबोधन में स्वास्थ्य को बढ़ावा देने में आयुर्वेद की भूमिका को रेखांकित किया। उन्होंने विशेष रूप से हाल की कोविड-19 जैसी महामारियों के दौरान लोगों की प्रतिरोधकता को बढ़ावा देने में आयुर्वेद की भूमिका पर जोर दिया। उन्होंने आम जनता को अपनी बीमारियों के लिए पहले उपचार के रूप में आयुर्वेद को चुनने की सलाह दी और कहा कि इस विकल्प को पूरा करने के लिए ही रत्नश्री आरोग्यधाम की स्थापना की गई है।
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<br>Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella announced that the island-wide lockdown will come into effect from Friday night and will end on August 30. However, essential services would function as normal, he said.As per the latest available records, on August 18, as many as 186 deaths and 3,793 new cases were reported, taking the overall death toll to 6,790.With the island nation facing its worst-ever bout of the pandemic, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to address the nation on Friday night. The President is likely speak primarily on the pandemic and the 'dire' economic situation that the country is facing.Health workers, experts, opposition parties and 10 allies of the government have demanded to shut the country to control the surging deaths and new cases. The opposition and health trade unions had even urged people to go on self-isolation if the government didn't close the country. A large number of cities have voluntarily closed to prevent the spread of the virus.Lately, politically influential Chief Prelates of two leading Buddhist chapters had urged the President to lockdown the country to curb the pandemic.State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion and Community Health, Channa Jayasumana, told the media that the President has decided to close the country on the request made by the Buddhist Prelates. --IANS<br>sfl/shs
<br>The Cabinet has decided to purchase nine million doses of the Sinopharm vaccines and 14 million doses of the Pfizer jabs to vaccinate thoese aged between 18 and 30.At present, Sri Lanka is vaccinating only those above 30 years of age.A Cabinet spokesman said the vaccination programme was initially started to inoculate 14 million by August 9. However the country had received 19.49 million doses and 11.26 million were used as the first dose and 3.25 million doses.Last month, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's senior advisor Lalith Weeratunga stated that the government was planning to vaccinate school children between the ages of 12 and 18 years against Covid-19 using the US-manufactured Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Sri Lankan schools have been closed for nearly one and half years.Meanwhile amidst daily increasing deaths and cases, the governmenthas tightened health guidelines from Thursday allowing only one person to leave the house. The Director General of Health Services, Asela Gunawardena issuing a fresh set of guidelines stated that all private and public education institutions, universities, indoor sports complexes, swimming pools, and spas will be closed from today. Children's parks, carnivals, concerts, beach parties and beach gatherings have also been banned.However hotels and resorts were allowed to open for only 25 per cent of the total capacity, while shopping malls and supermarkets too were allowed only 25 per cent. In addition, an island-wide overnight quarantine curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. will also be in force.For a second consecutive day, Sri Lanka recorded 170 deaths with 3,660 new cases. Health experts, trade unions and all opposition parties are demanding the government to lock down the country for two weeks to save the healthworkers from the fast spreading Delta variant.A number of cities have been voluntarily closed by citizens and traders for a week while the Mayor of capital Colombo urged people to not to enter the city as 98 per cent of those infected there were found with the Delta variant. Rosy Senanayake urged shops except those providing essential services be closed for two week. "We are in a very dangerous situation. Though we have a good health system, our capacity have been exceeded and there only limited number of ICU beds available."In a shocking prediction, the Monash University in Australia in collaboration with World Health Organization's SEAR and Sri Lanka County Office projected that the number of Covid cases would increase up to mid-September at 6,000 cases per day, deaths up to early October coming to a peak at around 220 per day. The joint team which made the estimation using Sri Lanka's Epidemiology Unit data warned that ICU admission will peak at around 275 by early October with cumulative deaths around 30,000 by January 2022.--IANS<br>ksk/<br>
<br>Army Commander and the head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Shavendra Silva said curfew would be imposed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily from August 16.Recording a daily upward trend, 161 Covid-19 deaths were reported on Saturday (the latest available figures) increasing the total Covid deaths in the island nation to 6,096. With Saturday's death toll, Sri Lanka has become the country with fourth highest deaths per million persons after Georgia, Tunisia, and Malaysia. This is among the countries with a population over a million.Amid calls by experts for a lockdown, the government tightened restrictions on public gatherings and directed all weddings and any functions at homes or hotels be cancelled from Monday onwards.Meanwhile, Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi announced that health guidelines that were imposed to prevent the spread of Covid pandemic were being made a law through an extraordinary gazette notice. She said that stricter restrictions would be enforced in the Western Province, which has country's commercial capital Colombo, as the highly transmissible Delta variant was fast spreading.However despite repeated requests by the health experts, the government has refused to lock down the country. The Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) Union on Sunday urged people to go into self-imposed lockdown from Monday as the country is in an extremely dangerous situation due to the highly contagious Delta variant. The union said that it had made the public appeal as the government was not heeding to the requests by them or the health experts.World Health Organisation's (WHO) National Independent Expert Group on Wednesday urged the government, among other measures, to close the country for four weeks to avert about 18,000 deaths. It also insisted on enforcing curfew for a short period, in large geographic areas or nationally.--IANS<br>sfl/vd
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Sunday received 2 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines from China, leading to a total of 7.1 million Sinopharm doses arriving in the country since March.The vaccines arrived onboard two Sri Lankan Airlines flights which arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport early Sunday morning, the Xinhua news agency reported.According to health officials, from these stocks, 100,000 doses each will be dispatched into Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Anuradhapura, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Badulla, and Matale Districts, while 200,000 doses each will be dispatched to Colombo and Kurunegala Districts.Meanwhile, 300,000 and 500,000 doses will be dispatched to Kalutara and Gampaha Districts respectively.According to official statistics from the Health Ministry, nearly 3 million people have received the Sinopharm vaccines in Sri Lanka to date, making it the leading vaccine to be administered among the general public.Out of the nearly 3 million people jabbed, over 1 million have received their second injections as well, Health Ministry statistics showed.Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said that following the arrival of 2 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccines on Sunday, a further stock of 2 million doses was expected in the coming weeks.Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last week put forward a comprehensive mechanism to vaccinate a majority of the Sri Lankan population against the Covid-19 virus before September.The President said the number of vaccines that will be received in the month of July will be made available to the public, giving priority to the districts identified as high-risk areas for the spread of Covid-19.Sri Lanka is presently facing a third wave of the Covid-19 virus with authorities warning of a spread of the Delta variant.The country has to date recorded 273,031 patients since the first local patient was detected in March last year, while 3,467 deaths have been reported. --IANSint/rs