Health Minister of Bagmati Province Nima Lama has said that the budget for Ayurveda health has been increased 3 times during his tenure. He said that he gave priority to Ayurveda medicine and increased the budget by three times.
Addressing the Bagmati province level review in Bhaktapur, Minister Lama also informed that 700 employees have been recruited to solve the problem of lack of technical manpower in Ayurveda health centers located in the province and the services have been made effective. Saying that Ayurveda medicine is natural and original, he expressed his belief that eventually people will return to Ayurveda medicine. For that, he also mentioned that the work of building provincial hospitals with Ayurveda facilities and opening of own pharmaceutical industries will be prioritized. Stating that he fully understood the need for the development of Ayurveda, he also promised to contribute more to its development.
On that occasion, Provincial Secretary Badri Bahadur Khadka expressed his belief that the findings of the study will contribute to the formulation of Ayurveda development policies and plans and programs. District offices presented their programs and achievements in the program. By creating an evaluation mechanism, the province also honored the best. Bagmati is said to have started the evaluation process first among the seven provinces.
Maheshwar Shrestha, Director of Health Directorate of Bagmati Province, informed that the annual review of Ayurveda Health Program was completed by issuing the Bhaktapur Manifesto. The 2-day event, which included representatives of all districts and municipalities under Bagmati province, was completed on Monday at the auditorium of the Siddhi Memorial Institute in Bhaktapur.