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Meghalaya Government Explore to Promote Herbal Medicines Globally

Meghalaya Government Explore to Promote Herbal Medicines Globally
May 18
12:04 2019

NET Bureau

Blessed in abundance and perfected by years of practice, the traditional herbal medicines and practitioners of Meghalaya are all set to get a new dimension in terms of popularity and economy with the state government exploring the possibilities of taking this to the global level.

In this regard, Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma held a meeting with the state Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek and a scientist from IIT Kanpur on 17th May to discuss the possibilities and way ahead to promote indigenous and herbal medicines.


Speaking to media persons after this meeting, Hek said that they want to extract chemicals out of the local herbs and the idea is to take local herbs globally.


Hek also said that this idea will go a long way in boosting the health tourism of the state and also developing traditional medicines.


“We have the traditional art of treating by using traditional medicines which are found in abundance here and all we need to do is promote it and popularize it,” said Hek further adding that the state Government is keen to do so and is working out a long term plan to achieve this.


Highlighting the positive aspects of this, Hek said that this will pave the way for traditional healers in Meghalaya to improve their economic status and also help preserve the traditional way of healing besides boosting health tourism in the state.

There are already more than 500 traditional healers in Meghalaya who are registered with the state Government.

It may be mentioned that Meghalaya Government in the last few weeks has been stressing on the promotion of local indigenous medicines. The MEBAAI Tribal Health & Wellness Centre was also inaugurated recently at Golf Links.

Source: The Morung Express

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