Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has approved the opening of Homeopathy Outpatient Department (OPD) for the first time in the hilly areas of the state.
By the end of 2020, 110 homoeopathy OPDs will be constructed in various hill areas of the state. Addressing a meeting of the Health Department in the Secretariat Office, Chief Minister Trivandrum Rawat said that the establishment of the new Homeopathy OPD will be established. To avoid structural expenses, existing citizens and primary health centres.
This step is being taken under the National AYUSH Mission. These OPDs will be funded by the Center and managed by the Department of AYUSH. The annual cost of running these OPDs has been estimated at Rs. 13 crores.
This includes the appointment of doctors, employees and medicines. Each OPD will have one to two doctors and several other staff members to handle the patients.
Speaking to TOI, Vice-Chancellor of Uttarakhand Ayurvedic University, Abhimanyu Kumar said that the opening of this homoeopathy OPD would be a boon for patients of hilly areas who prefer homoeopathy but due to the absence of skilled doctors, they can not be treated. Kumar said, “Homeopathy OPD will create employment opportunities for holders of BHMS degree in Uttarakhand and other states of India.”