Govt all set to make 129 health, wellness centers operational by March-24: LG Sinha


Says five districts of JK to have 50 bed integrated Ayush hospitals each; Half of the population of J&K have been given Ayush immunity booster, support medicine; after successful G-20, UT entering global tourism

Srinagar, Jun 02 : Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha Friday said that the government is all set to make 129 health and wellness centers operational by March-24.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sinha said, “By next year in March, 129 health and wellness centers will be made operational.”

The LG also said that under the centrally sponsored scheme, 17 new Ayush dispensaries have been made operational and from the ongoing fiscal 17 more dispensaries will be made functional.

Sinha said, “In five districts of Jammu and Kashmir including Kulgam, Kuthua, Kupwara, Kishtiwar and Samba, we are establishing 50 bedded integrated Ayush hospitals each.”

“From 2020 after the outbreak of COVID-19, at least half of the population of Jammu and Kashmir have been given Ayush immunity booster and support medicines,” he said.

Speaking about the recently Y20 events meets at University of Kashmir, Sinha said, “After a long time or I can say that for the first time, University of Kashmir (KU) has got a chance to hold international event in which people of Kashmir took part by leaps and bounds.”

The LG said that the Y20 was a grand success and has become the talk of the town not only in India but in other countries too.

“As such it was a meeting of tourism working group and the main event will be held in Goa,” he said.

Sinha also said, “In terms of participation, I will say that Srinagar participated most in the Y20 meet.”

He appreciated the Vice Chancellor of KU, it’s faculty and students for preparing a ground to make this grand event successful.

“Yesterday, ‘World Milk Day’ was celebrated in India. You will be happy to know that Government of India (GoI) has decided to commence it in Srinagar,” Sinha said.

The LG informed that Ministers of 16 states of India were here in Kashmir.

“I believe that whenever we are holding such big events here, people feel of having more faith and trust in the government,” he said.

Speaking about the Ayusman Bharat Digital Mission which was started here, Sinha said, “It is my pleasure to say that Jammu and Kashmir from antiquity has remained the centre of health sector of Ayurveda and from the ancient times, we had a Ayurvedic and Unani hospitals.”

He said that in order to strengthen the ayurveda medicals, the health and medical education department has worked hard and started Government Ayurvedic Medical College in Akhnoor and Hospital with a intake capacity of 35 seats for the learners.

“Similarly, a Government Unani Medical College and Hospital was established in Ganderbal wherein besides treating the patients, it will produce 60 doctors annually,” Sinha said.

The LG also said that the tourism sector of Jammu and Kashmir has achieved milestones. “Last year nearly 1.8 Crore tourists visited Kashmir. I have already stated that during the G-20 presidency, Jammu and Kashmir is making its place in Global Tourism.”—(KNO) 

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