Health Minister Adoor Prakash said that the state government would give more consideration for Oushadi and its workers in the coming days.The minister was speaking after inaugurating building works of Centre of Excellence for Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals on Oushadi campus at Kuttanellur yesterday.The minister said that the government plans to increase the staff capacity of Oushadi and also to increase the salary of workers.Approval for a waste treatment plant at Oushadi has already been granted. He told the authorities to begin the works of the plant soon. Rs 5lakh is granted for the work. He said that Oushadi should be self sufficient in using its own materials for medicines rather than depending on other states for materials.He said that to nurture the Ayurveda sector, the government in collaboration with the central government will hold more discussions regarding the planting of more medicinal plants in the state.Ex MLA Adv Johny Nellur, chairman of Oushadi, delivered the welcome address and sought cooperation from the state government for the uplift of Oushadi.RR Sukla, Oushadi managing director, presented a report on the activities of Oushadi. MLA Adv Therambil Ramakrishnan presided over the function. He told the Oushadi team to make a waste treatment plant soon considering the difficulties in the area due to the waste from the unit. He said that the institution should be a model institution in all sense. Mayor IP Paul delivered the keynote address. MLA MP Vincent distributed awards to workers. District panchayat president KV Dasan, CEO of state medicinal plants board KG Sreekumar and councillor Bindu Kumaran felicitated the occasion.Financial controller of Oushadi CA Narayanan Namboothiripadu proposed a vote of thanks.
Source: City Journal, Kerala