Aiming to transform Uttar Pradesh into a medical tourism hub in India, the Yogi Adityanath government has offered a scholarship of Rs 113.52 crore in the budget for the establishment of AYUSH University in Gorakhpur.
Believing that Ayurveda can play a crucial role in establishing UP as a medical tourism destination, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is focusing on the ancient way of treatment.
The state’s first AYUSH university, named after Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath, is under construction on an area of 52 acres at a cost of around Rs 268 crore. The foundation stone of the university was laid by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 28, 2021.
In addition, a government Ayurvedic college is also being established in Ayodhya under the AYUSH mission program. Under this program, 50 integrated AYUSH hospitals with beds are being established in Unnao, Shravasti, Hardoi, Sambhal, Gorakhpur and Mirzapur.
Uttar Pradesh Minister of AYUSH, Food Safety and Drug Administration, Dayashankar Mishra said: “The government intends to bring Ayurveda and other disciplines of medicine alternative (Greek, homeopath, siddha) at the same level as allopathy.”
“In this direction, the work is being done rapidly and separate hospitals for Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani are being built. There will be hospitals of these three branches of medicine on the same campus and a total of 13 hospitals are under construction,” Mishra said. .
Minister AYUSH thanked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for making a provision of Rs 113.52 crore in the budget for the establishment of Gorakhpur AYUSH University and said as a result, students would not have not to go out to study a discipline of medicine elsewhere.
Even in this advanced era of allopathy, almost 80% of people take the help of Ayurveda for primary treatment.
The Yogi government is the first government to decide and set up super specialty hospitals in the border and other regions of the state to ensure better health infrastructure. The government has decided to establish medical colleges at the interstate and international borders of the state, due to which the number of referral cases will drastically decrease and Uttar Pradesh will become a hub for medical tourism.
For this, the Yogi government has proposed a fund of Rs 25 crore in the budget for the financial year 2022-2023.