Keirao to have a drug testing laboratory

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 17, 2018: Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh today laid foundation for a drug testing laboratory and a Homeopathy pharmacy at Keirao Khunou in Imphal East.

The minister said after the completion of the pharmacy and the laboratory people in and around Keirao will be able to generate employment and their income by growing medicinal plants.

Without any service, one should stop thinking of a gain. Rendering a good service will have its positive outcome. We should not sit idle at home. Instead one should ask whether he/she has done anything good for the day, he added.

Jayantakumar said medicinal plants grown in different parts of the state, especially in the hilly terrains, remains useless due to lack of knowledge and awareness. The recently concluded Arogya Fair, 2018 at Imphal will give an opportunity to the farmers about the importance and prospects of the medicinal herbs found in the state.

He said AYUSH system of treatment is not only cost effective but also more convenient to public as it is also associated with nature care.

MLA, Keirao Assembly Constituency L. Rameshwor Meetei said acknowledging its poor health facilities in Keirao, the present government is constructing a 50-bedded Ayush hospital, a homeopathy college apart laying of foundation stone for the construction of the laboratory and a the pharmacy.

Rang Peter, joint secretary, health, maintained that the public should think that the infrastructures set up for the benefit of the people as their own asset. The safeguard of the infrastructures remains in the hands of the locals, he added.

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