Uttarakhand would soon have a High Altitude institute of mountain medicine, training and research center. Once completed, the state of the art institute dealing with health issues related with high altitudes would be first of its kind in Asia.
Six Sigma health care, a company which at present is operating hospitals in Kedarnath, Tungnath and Madmaheshwar has proposed to set up the mega Rs 750 cr project in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. On Saturday, a delegation of the Six Sigma health met the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at his residence.
The proposal for setting up the institute was given by the medical director of Six Sigma Healthcare, Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj. The CM accepted the proposal and said that the government would provide land for the institute in Rudraprayag district. He appreciated the team of Sigma health care for providing healthcare facility in Kedarnath. The CM added that the state government is committed to provide quality health services in the mountainous areas and for it work under Uttarakhand Health system development project is being done.
On this memorable occasion, the CM felicitated Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj, Dr Arvind Kumar, Dr Parvej Ahmed, Dr Anita Bhardwaj, Bhim Bahadur and Debjit Nayak.
Dr Pradeep Bharadwaj, Director of the Six Sigma Healthcare said that, “the government has agreed to provide 30 acres of land for the project. The institute once operational would provide jobs to 1227 youths. Dr Bhardwaj said that the objective of the institute is to develop all type of research in Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga concerning High Altitude Mountains and to educate professionals in mountain medicines”.
The institute would also train armed forces and para-military personnel in Mountain Medicines and would offer courses in mountains medicines and high altitude rescue. It would also train local people, schools, colleges in high altitude rescue and disaster. Dr Bhardwaj added that the institute would help in checking migration and provide employment opportunities for locals.
Dr. Bhardwaj claimed that the institute would be best of its kind in Asia and it would provide necessary high altitude medical services to pilgrims and tourists. The proposed institute would also help in enchansing high altitude communications (HAM) and endeavour to develop better food product and beverages.