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Union Minister Sonowal inaugurates Ayush Utsav, one-day seminar on Bridging the Gaps in Health Care

Last Updated on October 28, 2022 at 7:56 pm

Union Minister of AYUSH, Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated a One-Day Seminar titled “Bridging the Gaps in Health care: Ayush, a Promising Recourse” at Government Unani Medical College and Hospital (GUMC&H) Nawabagh, Ganderbal.

Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shyambir, Director AYUSH J&K Dr Mohan Singh, Principal GUMC&H and other faculty members were present on the occasion.

The Minister also inspected various stalls displayed in the college by Directorate of AYUSH, Unani Medical College Ganderbal, Regional Research Center in Unani Medicine, Srinagar, followed by a look on poster presentations of the students in the college gallery.

On this occasion, a video documentary of Directorate of AYUSH was also displayed to showcase the strengths of AYUSH and the progress achieved in Jammu & Kashmir in last few years.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, different ministries of the Government of India have taken strong steps for the development of Jammu and Kashmir adding that Ministry of AYUSH is committed to provide all support to the College authorities for the development of college to strengthen AYUSH at grass root level.

While interacting with the students, the Minister urged them to make people aware about the importance of traditional medicine system which is not limited to treatment but social health and mental health-happiness are included.

While highlighting the importance of Ayurveda, the minister said the WHO has established WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat, which is the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world which gave a recognition of India’s contribution and potential in this field and India will emerge as an international hub of global wellness, he added.

On this occasion, Director AYUSH, J&K Dr Mohan Singh elaborated in detail the achievements of the Department in making the AYUSH systems a house hold name in all corners of the UT. AYUSH Health & Wellness Centers have been established and Yoga instructors have been engaged in all AYUSH Health & Wellness Centers for promotion of health and prevention of diseases through Yoga Asanas, he added. The Government Unani Medical College and Hospital Ganderbal was granted permission by Central Government to start the First Batch of Bachelors in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) course from the academic session of 2020-21 with an intake capacity of 60 seats, he informed.