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5 Ayurvedic Hospitals and 30 Dispensaries Coming Up In Kashmir

Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan today said that the government is making enough efforts to promote the Indian system of Medicine in the state and with this objective in mind five Indian System Medicine hospitals, 30 dispensaries involving Rs. 101 crore are being established across the state.

The Minister announced this at an officers meeting of ISM Department, held to review the physical and financial status of ongoing projects taken up under the flagship health scheme NRHM and State plan for up-gradation of ISM related infrastructure in the State here today. The Health Minister asked the department to encourage the people to avail this line of treatment, as the government has already setup ISM health centers at all State and District level hospitals, besides Primary Health Centers, where free medicines as well as other related facilities have been available free of cost for needy patients. Director ISM, Dr. Abdul Kabir, Mission Director, NRHM, Dr. Yashpaul Sharma and other senior officers of concerned Departments attended the meeting. The Health Minister also emphasized upon the concerned authorities to ensure proper treatment facilities at these hospitals adding that it should be strictly ensured that patients will get free medicines and other health care facilities which will be available by the government.

The Minister directed for time bound completion of hospital buildings and asked the Director ISM to sort out the issues with the concerned departments so that the work do not hamper.He said that about 40 lakh people have been treated in ISM health centers and hospitals during last 10 months of. He said 2 AYUSH unit have been set up at 396 PHCs providing the choices of treatment under one roof, besides treatment facilities like panchkarma, kasharsutra and regimental therapies have been made available for the patients in 2 Community Health Centers in Kupwara and Sarwal, Jammu . He said to provide Sowa Rigpa treatment facility to the people of ladakh, 20 AMCHI practitioners have been engaged under NRHM there.

Giving financial status of some major under construction projects, Dr. Kabir informed that construction work on government Medical College (AYd), Akhnoor, Unani College Nawabagh, Ganderbal, 50 bedded integrated AYUSH hospital Harwan, Srinagar, 50 bedded Ayurveda hospital Jammu, besides the construction work on 30 ISM Dispensaries at the cumulative cost of Rs 101.36 crore are apace against which Rs.34.70 crore have been released under NRHM and State plan. He also informed that out of the released funds Rs. 33.33 crore have been expended on these projects till December last.