Himachal to set up Mountain Medicine Institute: MoU

In the meeting, the proposal to set up the institute was given by the chief executive officer of Six Sigma

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Last Updated on January 8, 2021 by The Health Master

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Six Sigma Healthcare to invest Rs 100 crore to set up Asia’s first mountain medicine institute in Shimla district and Chudhdhar areas.

Six Sigma Healthcare, a super specialised mountain medicines team trained by the Armed Forces in India since 2009, has been providing free high altitude medical services in all pilgrimages like Amarnath, Kailash Mansarover, Kedarnath, Manimahesh and in disasters like Uttarakhand floods and Nepal earthquake.

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In the meeting, the proposal to set up the institute was given by the chief executive officer of Six Sigma, Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj, and board member of Six Sigma Major General Atul Kaushik, Souvik Chandra Dutta.

Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur accepted the proposal and said the state government will provide support in the purchase of the land for the institute in Shimla and Sirmaur district.

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He also appreciated the team of Six Sigma for providing healthcare facility in Kailash Manimahesh Yatra. He said the state government is committed to provide quality healthcare services in the mountainous areas and pilgrimage.

Dr Pradeep Bharadwaj said the institute once operational would provide jobs to 727 youths. He said 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.

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