Ayush Minister Inaugurates Projects, Expands Capacity at North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy

Shillong, India – Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, launched a series of projects today aimed at significantly increasing capacity at the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy (NEIAH). Located in Mawdiangdiang, the initiatives include a new guest house, a pharmacy building, an administrative block, and boundary infrastructure.

“NEIAH presents a unique opportunity to combine traditional medicine with scientific rigor,” Minister Sonowal emphasized in his address. “With nearly a thousand Ayurveda and Homoeopathy experts already trained, the healthcare delivery system in the region has been significantly bolstered. This aligns with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a ‘Swastha Bharat,’ where the benefits of the Ayush system are accessible to all.

Minister Sonowal announced plans for peripheral OPD services in Smit, potentially serving 40,000 people across 20 villages. He also highlighted NEIAH’s Swarnabindu Prashan Sanskar program and their success in using interventions like Panchakarma, Ksharasutra, Uttarabasti, and Yoga to improve quality of life for patients.

“The government is committed to making NEIAH a leading Ayush institution in the country,” the Minister stated, noting recent capacity expansion investments exceeding ₹145 crores.

Union Minister of State for Ayush and Women & Child Development, Dr. Munjapara Mahendra, Secretary of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, and other key figures attended the event.