Ayush minister inaugurates seminar on ‘Bridging the Gaps in Health Care’
Visits Trout Fish Farm Mammer and National Fish Seed Farm Manasbal
Post by RK News on Saturday, October 29, 2022
Ganderbal, Oct 28: Union Minister of AYUSH, Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal Friday inaugurated a one-day seminar titled “Bridging the Gaps in Health care: Ayush, a Promising Recourse” at Government Unani Medical College and Hospital (GUMC&H) Nawabagh, Ganderbal.
Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shyambir, Director AYUSH J&K Dr Mohan Singh, Principal GUMC&H and other faculty members were present on the occasion.
The Minister also inspected various stalls displayed in the college by Directorate of AYUSH, Unani Medical College Ganderbal, Regional Research Center in Unani Medicine, Srinagar, followed by a look on poster presentations of the students in the college gallery.
On this occasion, a video documentary of Directorate of AYUSH was also displayed to showcase the strengths of AYUSH and the progress achieved in Jammu & Kashmir in last few years.
While interacting with the students, the Minister urged them to make people aware about the importance of traditional medicine system which is not limited to treatment but social health and mental health-happiness are included.
While highlighting the importance of Ayurveda, the minister said the WHO has established WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat, which is the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world which gave a recognition of India's contribution and potential in this field and India will emerge as an international hub of global wellness, he added.
The Government Unani Medical College and Hospital Ganderbal was granted permission by Central Government to start the First Batch of Bachelors in Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) course from the academic session of 2020-21 with an intake capacity of 60 seats, he informed.
Meanwhile, the Minister also visited Trout Fish Farm Mammer where he inspected the facilities available in various units like race ways, circular pond, stocking pond, ova house, indoor rearing hatchery, trout feed mill, recreational fish pond and anglers lodge.
The Minister was briefed about the activities and facilities available within the farm like breeding and rearing of rainbow trout fish, sale and distribution of rainbow trout seed to private fish farmers and departmental units, training of private fish farmers regarding trout fish culture practices, facilities for demonstration of hatchery practices to students, research scholars, and private fish farmers besides demonstration of various centrally sponsored schemes to young entrepreneurs.
The Minister was informed that rearing capacity of the farm is 0.25 lakh and hatching capacity is 4 lakh.
Later, the minister was briefed by the Master Trainer BLS of DHSK about the BLS modules that are being deliberated to the stakeholders on simulation based methodology.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of the departments and officers/officials associated with such important training workshops.
The Minister also visited to National Fish Seed Farm Manasbal where Chief Project Officer briefed the Minister about the importance of the Farm and the various activities taken for propagation of fish culture both in culture and capture sectors.
Highlighting the achievements of fish seed production, the Minister was informed that about 40.00 Lacs of Carp Fish Fry production was achieved during the year 2022-23, out of which a considerable number of fish seed has been stocked in natural water bodies under aqua-ranching programme and also supplied to various private and Government Carp Fish Farms.
Meanwhile, the Minister visited Manasbal Park where he kick started plantation drive within the park under green Kashmir initiative where he also witnessed the cultural show presented by local artists.
The Minster also visited the P-4, Basic Seed Farm, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Manasbal, Safapora.