Director's Message

DirectorThe NEIFM, Pasighat is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. It is located at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. The State is (as is the entire Northeast of India) renowned for its biodiversity and folk healing traditions. The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoepathy (AYUSH), Government of India, has established the North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) at Pasighat, to strengthen and develop traditional health practices for the benefit of the nation, with special focus on the North Eastern region. The institute is equipped with necessary equipment and infrastructure, including a 50 bedded indoor hospital for research on Folk Medicine. The Institute will create an interface between traditional/folk medicine practitioners and research institutions to enable proper understanding of folk medicine. It will strive to upgrade the skills and build and enhance capacities of traditional/folk medicine practitioners, while protecting their intellectual property rights. Where feasible, validated folk medicine practices will be integrated into the mainstream healthcare system, and made available to the public

By catalyzing affordable alternatives in healthcare, the NEIFM, Pasighat will play a very important role in attaining the goal of heathcare security for the nation. We, at NEIFM are committed to devote our energies for the successful establishment and operationalisation of this National Institute. We consider it a great privilege to have been given an opportunity to work with such a unique and pioneering National Institute.

Otem Dai, IAS
Director, NEIFM