“The medicinal plants found in Baramulla will be studied for their medicinal value”

The seminar was also attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education, Vivek Bardwaj; Baramulla, president of CDD, Safeena Beig; Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Bhupinder Kumar; Director Ayush, Dr. Mohan Singh and Chief Executive of the Unani Medical Research Council, Dr. Asim Ali.

Speaking to the media, the Labor Minister said that Baramulla district has huge potential for medicinal plants. He said there are about 300 different medicinal plants found in Baramulla district which will be studied for their medicinal value.

“The potential medicinal benefits of these plants will be studied and researched for their medicinal benefits. These medicinal plants can play a key role in the treatment of various diseases,” he said.

Among the initiatives taken, the union minister said that a government Ayurvedic medical college in Akhoor Jammu had been sanctioned. The college, he said, will have an estimated cost of Rs 16.19 crore.

He said: “A Unani government medical college and hospital in Ganderbal Kashmir has been sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 32.50 crore. The 50-bed integrated AYUSH hospitals in Kupwara, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Kathua and Samba have also been sanctioned by the Ministry of AYUSH.

“The Ayush Ministry has also taken various initiatives to upgrade the existing Ayush clinics at J&K and under this initiative, 35 Ayush clinics have been approved for upgrading.

“As part of the Ayushman Bharat flagship programs launched by the Prime Minister of India, the Ministry of Ayush has decided to transform 571 Ayush into health and wellness centres.

“The Unity Government led by Prime Minister Narinder Modi, has a good dream for the development of Jammu and Kashmir. The Government of India is working on various flagship programs aimed at developing the socio-economic status of the people.”

The latter, the minister inaugurated a local cricket tournament at Showkat Ali Stadium titled Big Bash Tournament Cup. On this occasion, the union minister applauded the young and energetic players for their participation in the event.

While announcing the establishment of the “High Altitude Medicinal Plant Institute” in Baderwah region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Minister said that Chenab Valley in Jammu and Kashmir has a high potential of high altitude medicinal plants.

He said that given such potential in the Chenab Valley, the HAMP will cost Rs 100 crore in Baderwah Jammu.

He said Ayush department is also promoting medical tourism in six specialized Ayush wellness centers in Katra, Patnitop and Mansar regions of Jammu, while Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg of Kashmir Division.

While emphasizing the role of AYUSH, in providing the basic health care services to the people, he said that the alternative medicine system plays a pivotal role in improving the health indicators of the UT of the Jammu and Kashmir by serving remote and inaccessible populations. areas.

“The use of AYUSH 64 has been instrumental in boosting the immune system of COVID-positive patients,” he said.

Alvin J. Chase