Srinagar,September 20,2015-CNS:-Minister for Horticulture, Hajj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri inaugurated AYUSH health camp at village Nambal in Bijbehara on Sunday.The health camp was organized by the department of Indian System of Medicines (ISM).
Addressing a public gathering on the occasion, the Minister said that the government is keen to promote the traditional Indian system of medicine in the state. He asked the department to encourage people to avail the treatment provided by AYUSH.
The Minister said that in addition to primary health centers, where free of cost medicines and other related facilities are available to needy patients the government has also set up ISM health centers at both state as well as district level hospitals.
He underscored the need for organizing more such camps in remote and hilly areas for ensuring maximum benefits to the people by this type of non-hazardous healthcare facility. The Minister called upon the people to take best advantage of AYUSH system of treatment and get themselves checked up by the qualified doctors of ISM.
The Minister said the government has laid special focus on healthcare sector in the State and considers it as an important part in State's development policy. He added that along with strengthening health infrastructure in rural areas upgradation and modernization of tertiary healthcare institutions is also receiving equal attention.
The Minister said steps are being taken for expansion of healthcare facilities in the State to achieve the goal of providing accessible and quality healthcare to the people particularly living in far-flung and remote areas.
He said latest medical equipment and machines installed in hospitals should be fully utilized for treatment of patients.
The Minister underlined the need for providing best treatment to the patients in the government health institutions and asked the doctors to render the public service with highest degree of responsibility and commitment towards the society.
Later, various deputations met the Minister and projected development-related issues. The Minister gave on-the-spot directions to the officials concerned to redress the grievances and development needs of
people on priority.
During the day-long camp the specialist doctors of ISM provided free health check-up and medicines to the ailing persons of the area.