Jammu, December 23 (Vijay Kumar) – Indian Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wedenesday announced two colleges one each of Unani and Ayurveda for Kashmir and Jammu divisions. He said a
Addressing a function after the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, and J&K Chief Minister jointly inaugurated the building complex of Ayurveda Regional Research Institute in
Azad said that in European countries and
Speaking on the occasion, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdulla said that his government is concentrating on expansion and improvement of health sector to ensure befitting medical facilities across the state covering every area. He said that government has sanctioned 5,500 posts in health sector to augment and improve medicare in hospitals. “We are working on a multi-pronged strategy of consolidation, modernization and upgradation of health institutions in the state”, he said adding that growth and expansion of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) is receiving due attention.
Omar said that his government is concentrating on expansion and improvement of health sector to ensure befitting medical facilities across the state covering every area.
“We have formulated a comprehensive policy to catapult the health sector to number one position in the country”, he said and sought the help of Union Health Minister in this regard. He said that the building infrastructure programme kick started by Azad in health sector in the state is being consolidated and completed. “The health institutions are being provided with necessary equipment and manpower to ensure the quality treatment facility to the people”.
The Chief Minister said that Ayurveda and Unani treatment for various ailments has remained popular in the state for a long time adding that Ayurveda in
. Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand in his speech said that under the dynamic and young leadership of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, the state is marching ahead on road to progress with commitment and determination. He thanked the Union Health Minister for extending all support to
Tara Chand also lauded the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, s. Sonia Gandhi for their keen interest in the state’s all round development. He said the centrally sponsored schemes especially JNNURM sanctioned for
The Minister for Health, Sham Lal Sharma and Minister for Medical Education, R. S. Chib speaking on the occasion underlined the importance of AYUSH in the present health care scenario adding that the Indian System of Medicine is getting popular not only within the country but abroad too. They gave resume of the plans and programmes of the state government for upgradation and growth of health sector with special reference to AYUSH.
Among others, the Minister for Education, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for R&B, G. M. Saroori, Minister of State for Cooperatives, Manohar Lal Minister for State for Health, Javaid Ahmed Dar, Minister of State for Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Devender Singh Rana, Member Parliament, Madan Lal Sharma, MLC, Abdul Gani Vakil and Union Secretary AYUSH, Ms. S. Jaleja were present on the occasion.