Dir ISM reviews functioning of AYUSH sector in Kashmir

Director ISM J&K Dr Mohan Singh awarding an AYUSH officer in Srinagar.
Director ISM J&K Dr Mohan Singh awarding an AYUSH officer in Srinagar.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 26: Director, Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM) J&K, Dr Mohan Singh extensively toured all the districts of Kashmir Division and reviewing the implementation of the AYUSH schemes.
Dr Singh chaired one to one meetings with all the District Officers, Medical Officers and other AYUSH officials of the districts. The implementation of schemes like National AYUSH Mission, NABARD, establishment of AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres (HWCs), along with the physical & financial progress made under various heads were discussed in detail.
Director ISM advised the officers to expedite the works on two 50-bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospitals approved by Union Ministry of AYUSH, at Kupwara and Kulgam. He informed that three more Integrated AYUSH Hospitals have been approved by Ministry of AYUSH to be established at Bandipora, Anantnag and Samba.
While reviewing the progress of AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres, he directed the CHOs of AYUSH HWCs to keep a close liaison with the Allopathic officers so that the services of ASHAs and ANMs are properly utilized to carry out the requisite functions of AYUSH HWCs. He also directed the CHOs to identify the space for lab services (Diagnostics area) and Yoga centres in their respective AYUSH HWCs.
He further advised to all the District officers for expediting prerequisite for establishment of District Program Management units which are envisaged to be established in all the districts to strengthen the AYUSH District Management.
The Director ISM on his visit to Government Unani Medical College and Hospital, Ganderbal observed that the College is at the final stages of completion. He noted that the OPD services in the College cum Hospital Campus at Ganderbal have already been operationalized.
He took a serious note on under utilization of funds in some districts and directed the concerned District officers to submit the Utilization Certificates under all heads at an earliest besides completing all pending works in Health & wellness centres of the District.