SRINAGAR: Union Minister for Ayush, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, in the presence of the Union Minister of State, Ministry for Ayush and Ministry for Woman and Child Development, awarded National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation certificates to five Ayush Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) functioning in Jammu and Udhampur districts.

Director Ayush, JK, Dr Mohan Singh, received the certificates during a program organized by the Union Ministry of Ayush, to celebrate National Ayurveda Day 2023 at Panchkula Chandigarh.

The accreditation certificates were awarded to Ayush Health & Wellness Centres Sunjawan, Khandwal, Phallian, Jammu, Dalpad and Jib Udhampur for providing quality Ayush healthcare services, exemplary facilities with regard to the distribution of Ayush medicines, Yoga sessions including both wellness and therapeutic yoga, quality of care, optimum utilization of human sources, control of communicable and prevention of non-communicable diseases, School Health checkups, IEC activities, Community health programs and related services, reads a statement issued to press.

Union Minister for Ayush, in his address, congratulated the Health Department of Jammu & Kashmir, for providing best Ayush healthcare facilities for the people of J&K.  He emphasized for bringing Ayurveda as a first choice of treatment for the people. He informed that Ayush systems of Medicine have through their efficacious and patient friendly treatment protocols found acceptance throughout the world.

Director Ayush, J&K, informed that against the sanctioned 571 Standalone Ayush Dispensaries in JK, 456 have been upgraded to AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres in a phased manner by the Directorate of Ayush J&K under the National Ayush Mission.

These Ayush Health & Wellness centres provide comprehensive Primary Ayush healthcare facilities to the people. These facilities included diagnostics, screening, determination of Prakrati, Therapeutic and Wellness Yoga Sessions, Bare minimum Panchkarma/ Regimenal Therapies for rehabilitation, IEC and public Health Outreach programs, School Health programs besides promotion of the Medicinal Plants sector in the area.

The statement further reads, “Since April 2023 till date, more than 32 lakh patients have availed various Ayush Consultations in AYUSH health and wellness centres.  Through the Public Health Outreach programs implemented at ground level by Ayush Health & Wellness centers 60 lakh beneficiaries have been provided consultations based on Ayush Principles and Practices.”



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