J&K government is going to implement state annual action plan of 100 crores under the Ayush National Mission.
Recently Secretary Health J&K government said that the detailed plan would be submitted Union Ministry of Ayush for approval. He advised that Directorate of Ayush J&K should work on the strengths of Ayush viz. Panchkarma, Regimenal Therapies, Ksharsutra, Yoga etc so that these facilities are extended to grassroot levels.
During the meeting, a publication of Directorate of Ayush, J&K (J&K Medicinal Plants Board) titled “Agro-Techniques and Therapeutics of some important Medicinal Plants of Jammu & Kashmir” was released by the Secretary. He said that Medicinal Plants sector needs revival to its past glory for which a dynamic strategy for Conservation, Commercial Cultivation, Processing and Value Addition needs to be implemented.
He emphasized the need to move from illness to wellness by promoting “Eat right Campaign” and “Fit India” through Ayush practice and spreading Yoga in every nook and corner of the UT. He said that integrated Ayush hospitals along with State of Art Yoga Centres should be made functional preferably in Government buildings. Director Ayush, J&K, Dr Mohan Singh, gave a detailed PowerPoint Presentation regarding various components of State Annual Action Plan viz. Ayush Services, Ayush Health and Wellness Centres, Ayush Educational Institutions, Flexipool and Admin cost. He informed that each component of SAAP has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines of Union Ministry of Ayush, keeping in view the best interest for promotion, proliferation and expansion of Ayush services in every nook and corner of the UT of J&K.