The Cabinet decided to start four Ayurveda hospitals, one each at Karukulam in Thiruvananthapuram district, Ramangari in Alappuzha district, Pallivasal in Idukki district and Manjaloor in Ernakulam district.
The Cabinet also decided to constitute a separate department for women and child welfare development as promised by the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in its election manifesto. The new department would be created by bifurcating the Social Welfare department with an objective to protect the rights of women and children and for gender equality.
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