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JAMMU: With the aim of promoting good health and expanding the outreach of comprehensive primary healthcare services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday e-inaugurated as many as 73 AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Health & Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat across the UT.The Lt Governor, while speaking on the occasion, observed that healthcare services in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a revolutionary transformation in the past several months.Unprecedented work is being done for advancement and upgradation of medical facilities for ensuring quality and affordable healthcare services in the UT, he added.
JAMMU: Laying special focus on making the public service delivery system more robust, citizen friendly and hassle-free, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday launched 14 e-services of Municipalities across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir at Civil Secretariat.Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that the launch of eight Government-to-citizens and six Government-to-businesses e-services for Urban dwellers and business owners, to provide hassle free online services is yet another milestone in the direction of providing effective public service delivery at the doorsteps of people.J&K Government is working on the principle of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”, as envisioned by the Prime Minister, to make working of the government more accountable, responsive and transparent, said the Lt Governor. Terming faceless and paperless services as a leap towards ‘Good Governance’, the Lt Governor said that these e-services will reduce human interface, besides ensuring hassle-free services to the people in a fast and transparent manner.The Lt Governor observed that the services like provision of online birth and death certificates, corrections in birth/death certificates, licenses and NOCs for various trade activities, dairy registration, road cutting permissions, new sewerage connection, registration of pet dogs, registration of Pet Clinic, Bird/Pet Trade etc, besides other public services have been made transparent and simplified through online mode.The Lt Governor impressed upon the concerned officers to expedite the provision of remaining e-services, including online building permission, and explore the possibilities of increasing revenue of ULBs to make them vibrant and self reliant.He directed the concerned officers to take comprehensive measures for making Urban Development Plans of Jammu and Srinagar a reality at the earliest.He also called upon the Mayor JMC for holding awareness campaigns and taking local people onboard for making the Urban Local Plan and public services self-sustainable.Chander Mohan Gupta, Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation also spoke on the occasion and said that with the launch of these e-services, long pending demand of making various public services available through online mode is fulfilled.Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department briefed the Lt Governor about 14 e-services developed by H&UDD. He also informed about other e-services that are at advanced stages and would be made available online soon.Avny Lavasa, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the salient features of newly launched e-services. She also apprised the Lt Governor about the timelines within which the services would be provided.Junaid Mattu, Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation; Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation and Parvez Qadri Deputy Mayor SMC were also present.B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; D. Thara, Joint Secretary MoHUA; Dheeraj Gupta , Principal Secretary H&UD; Athar Amir Khan, Commissioner SMC; HoDs, officers of Civil administration and NIC were present in person and through video conferencing.
The Lt Governor remarked that the Government is making committed efforts to fully integrate AYUSH with the healthcare delivery system, besides promoting good health through preventive, rehabilitative , mitigative and curative interventions of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H).Speaking on the significance of the AYUSH system of treatment and medicine, the Lt Governor said that this system of medicine focuses on the overall wellness of a person. It not only treats a patient but also guides people for adopting a healthy lifestyle along with teaching Yoga and other natural, healthy practices.The Lt Governor observed that AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres would be a game changer in the UT of J&K, especially in promoting the AYUSH sector, so that a comprehensive primary health care through AYUSH principles and practices is provided to the community for achieving the basic objective of holistic wellness model by advocating self-care and home remedies amongst the community.He laid special emphasis on creating awareness and sensitizing all stakeholders and health service providers about the strengths of AYUSH systems for optimum utilization of its potential, and revival of the traditional systems of medicine.The Lt Governor also expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister for bringing reforms in the healthcare sector by establishing two AIIMS in J&K, besides sanctioning several medical colleges and hospitals for overall revamping of the healthcare sector here.Meanwhile, the Lt Governor interacted with the staff of various Health and Wellness centres and enquired about their functioning, daily and monthly patient in-take and free of cost healthcare services being provided to the patients in these centres.The Lt Governor also launched “Arogya Siddhi”, a compendium of clinical outcomes of AYUSH Interventions across the UT.A video presentation giving detailed information about the AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres, and the facilities being provided to people in these centres, particularly in far flung areas, was also displayed. It was informed that some of the AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres have been established in far-flung areas like Manjikote, Mahore, which is 115 km away from District Headquarters.Some of the features of AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres include medicinal plants garden, yoga space, providing training and suggestions for home treatment, promoting Dincharya (Art of healthy Living), Ritucharya (Wellness calendar) and a personalized healthcare approach.Pertinently, out of 73 AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres, nine are in Udhampur; seven in Rajouri; six in Reasi; five in Baramulla; four in Budgam, Bandipora, Doda and Ramban; three in Jammu, Srinagar , Kathua, Kupwara, Poonch , Anantnag and Pulwama; Two in Kulgam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Samba and one in Kishtwar.Out of the 571 approved AYUSH Health & Wellness Centres, 94 have been completed in the First phase and 100 others will be completed in the second, it was informed.Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education; Dr Mohan Singh, Director ISM&H (AYUSH), besides doctors and scores of people in various AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres attended the launching ceremony in person and through virtual mode.
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