POONCH: A seminar on National Ayush Mission was held here on Thursday to promote and highlight cost-effective AYUSH services, enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani and Homoeopathy and revitalization of the AYUSH system to make it as a prominent medical system.
District Development Commissioner, Tariq Ahmad Zargar, ADDC Abdul Hamid, ACR Ashraf Choudhary, district officers of various departments, medical officers from AYUSH besides pharmacists of the district were present.
Dr Rakish Raina (ADMO) District AYUSH Officer, through a power point presentation, enlightened the participants about various activities being taken up under national AYUSH mission in the district. Dr Abdul Jalil and Dr Sarnjeet Singh gave a detailed presentation about the Unani and Ayurvedic system of medicine and also threw light on various biological and economic benefits.
The DDC appreciated the steps taken by the department for promoting AYUSH medical system. He asked the department to organize camps for mass awareness about the cultivation of medicinal plants and promotion of AYUSH based lifestyle.
He added that department should aware and advise the people for preserving and cultivation of the herbs found in their surroundings and use these for treatment of common diseases.