On 22nd August, 2015, I took charge as Director, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH), Shillong. It is indeed a great privilege to have been given an opportunity to head such a unique National Institute.
The NEIAH, Shillong is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. It is being developed at Mawdiangdiang, next to the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS).It will have Colleges and Hospitals, where education and healthcare will be provided under the Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic Systems of Medicine; all under one platform. It will be designed to facilitate the promotion of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, the expansion of Health care facilities, improvement of doctor-population ratio and R&D on bio-resources in North-East India. Besides expanding health care facility in NE India, the Institution being proposed with future development as a Center of Excellence in Education and Research of both Medical and pharmacological Science and further to declare the NEIAH, Shillong as a Referral Centre for the patients desired to have Ayurveda & Homoeopathy treatment for the entire North East. It will help in capacity building and skill development of Ayurveda & Homoeopathic systems.
It is my sincere hope and believes that in future students and the officials of NEIAH, Shillong shall bring pride and glory to the Institute and the Country and cater the need of Health care facilities though Ayurveda & Homoeopathy in India. I am committed to devote my energies for the successful establishment of this National Institute, and its dedication to the public at an early date.
Prof. (Dr.) Pradip Kumar Goswami