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Jammu and Kashmir to get more Ayush colleges

Last Updated on September 16, 2021 at 12:21 pm

In order to increase the educational opportunities in the area of traditional Indian medicinal systems, centre has planned for more Ayush colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, reportedly.

In J&K’s first Government Unani Medical College and Hospital in Ganderbal in North Kashmir, the first batch of bachelor of Unani medicine and surgery course will be inaugurated by Union minister of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday.

Total estimated cost of Unani Medical College & Hospital is of ₹32.50 crore, financial aid of ₹17 crore from the Ministry of Ayush under the erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes, J&K government provided ₹18.25 crore and ₹38.82 lakh under National AYUSH Mission in order to make the college operate.

A ministry of Ayush official said that centre is eager to establish more projects for the development of Ayush sector in J&K. A seminar has been organized on ‘Ayush Interventions with special focus on Ayush Health &Wellness Centres for development of modern Kashmir, in Baramulla on Thursday, reportedly.

Also several other projects has been authorized by Ministry in J&K under National AYUSH Mission and centrally sponsored schemes including a Government Ayurvedic Medical College at Akhnoor, five 50-bedded integrated Ayush Hospitals in the districts of Kupwara, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Kathua and Samba, upgrading existing infrastructure of 35 standalone Ayush Dispensaries, and upgrading 571 ayush dispensaries as health and wellness centres in a phased manner under the flagship programme of Ayushman Bharat.

Six specialized Ayush Wellness Centres will also be established at famous tourist spots such as Katra, Patnitop and Mansar in Jammu division and Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg in Kashmir division.