Government of Jammu and Kashmir is going to promote Ayush health wellness centres and in the new annual plan there is proposal for up gradation.
Recently Secretary Health J&K government said that in the Financial Year 2023-24, 129 more Ayush Dispensaries are proposed to be upgraded to Ayush Health and Wellness Centres in the UT thus achieving saturation under the Mission.
He added that 442 Ayush Dispensaries have already been upgraded to Ayush H&WCs in J&K for the last 3 years. He further informed that during the current financial year it is proposed to establish more Integrated Ayush Hospitals in UT of J&K. The Union Ministry of Ayush has already sanctioned five 50 bedded Hospitals for Kupwara, Kulgam, Kishtwar, Samba and Kathua districts. He informed the committee that two 10 bedded integrated Ayush hospitals are proposed to be established at Lower Gari Garh, in Jammu division and Bandipayen, Baramulla in Kashmir division.
Director Ayush informed that construction of Government Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Rakh Hoshiyari, Kathua, for which 57 Kanal of Government land already stands transferred to the Directorate of Ayush, has also been proposed in SAAP 2023-24 under National Ayush Mission. He further informed that 60 villages have been proposed to be designated as Ayush Grams besides implementation of five Public Health Programs under National Ayush Mission which have also been proposed, in the Annual SAAP of 2023-24.