Secy Health inaugurates seminar on ‘Naturopathy-an integrative medicine’

Secy H&ME Bhupinder Kumar during seminar on Naturopathy in Jammu.
Secy H&ME Bhupinder Kumar during seminar on Naturopathy in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 18: The Directorate of AYUSH today celebrated 5th National Naturopathy Day at Government Ayurvedic Hospital here.
The hospital organized a one day seminar with “Naturopathy an integrative medicine” as events’ theme.
Secretary, Health and Medical Education (H&ME), Bhupinder Kumar, was the chief guest while Additional Commissioner State Taxes, Ankita Kar, was the guest of honor on the occasion.
In his address to Ayush fraternity, Secretary congratulated the entire Ayush fraternity on 5th National Naturopathy Day and urged upon them to become an enthusiastic advocate of Ayush systems of health care so that a mass movement of Ayush health services can be initiated across the UT.
Secretary also inaugurated Nature Cure exhibition organized by the Government Ayurvedic Hospital in presence of Ankita Kar and Director Ayush J&K. He visited the stalls displaying various therapeutic modalities of Naturopathy like dietotherapy, magneto therapy, heliotherapy, mud therapy, hydrotherapy, Accupressure, Accupuncture, IEC and Bcc Material on Naturopathy.
Secretary unveiled official logo of Directorate of Ayush, J&K, the new iconic identity of the department. He also felicitated 10 best Ayush health and wellness centers, one from each district of Jammu division for their commendable efforts in implementation of components of National Ayush Mission in the Ayush Health and Wellness centers.
Later, Secretary also visited Government Ayurvedic Hospital and inspected working of different wards there. He was briefed about specialty treatments of Ayurveda like Panchkarma, Ksharsutra, Yoga and Naturopathy, Shalakya, Ayurvedic mother and child healthcare.
Ankita Kar emphasized that Ayush must focus on establishment of Wellness centers in Public Private Partnership, startups and Ayush entrepreneurship in wellness sector for monetizing the wellness model of Ayush as there is an emerging demand.
Director, AYUSH J&K, Dr Mohan Singh, briefed the Secretary about various achievements of the Directorate in promotion and propagation of Ayush system of healthcare for holistic care and total health in the community. He also highlighted the history of naturopathy and potentials of Naturopathy in the UT of J&K.
Dr Singh also presented a video documentary “Ayush Utkarsh- Growth Story of Ayush in J&K” depicting various components of Ayush service delivery.
Dr. Arun Gupta, Medical Officer Ayush, presented the key note address on Naturopathy and its relevance in todays health scenario.