JAMMU : Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Bhupinder Kumar has emphasized on inclusion of establishing specialized wellness centres involving stakeholders in the tourism sector in order to adopt Ayush specialized therapies in hotels and promote the benefits of Yoga and other specialized Ayush therapies to the tourists visiting the UT of J&K.
Chairing 14th Executive Committee meeting of National Ayush Mission (NAM), he emphasized for strengthening of Ayush Institutions at grassroots level so that the people living in rural and far flung areas are provided best Ayush Healthcare facilities at their doorsteps. He instructed for better co-ordination among all line and allied departments for providing best Ayush healthcare facilities to common masses. Secretary further 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.
Later, Secretary highlighted 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. On the occasion, he also released 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”.