Ministry of Health orders 23 hospitals to use only Khadi products

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): The Ministry of Health on Friday ordered all of its 23 government hospitals to use only Khadi products. In this connection, at least 46 Khadi products have been approved by the Ministry. The list of hospitals includes names such as AIIMS, PGIMER, NIMHANS, AIIHPH etc. KVIC, in the last six months, has bagged the largest order worth Rs. 150 crore from several public and private sector companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and support in promoting khadi on ever newer horizons is a matter of great pride to KVIC. "Ministry of health, adopting Khadi for hospitals and staff, is a significant symbol of Khadi being the most natural and organic skin friendly fabric," said KVIC Chairman V.K. Saxena. "I am also grateful to health minister J .P. Nadda for his pioneering example of prescribing khadi for medical staff. Rs.150 crore worth of purchase from health ministry is a pleasure. Undoubtedly, it is a compounding effect on livelihood support, encouraging Khadi artisans to a greater satisfaction," Saxena added. The 46 Khadi products which are approved by the Ministry include bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gown, surgical patient gown, kurta pajama, doctor's coat, soaps, hand sanitizer, khadi phenyl, herbal shampoo etc. Sales have spiked over the last few years as the government has pushed Khadi. If the latest reports are to be believed, khadi industry has witnessed a growth of 35 percent compared to Rs 1510 crore of sale in the last year. (ANI)