Shimla: India System of Medicine (ISM) is playing a vital role in providing quality health care facilities to the people of the state. This system of medicine is not only effective, but devoid of any side effects. So, the government is committed to popularise Ayush treatment in the state by strengthening the existing Ayurvedic institutions in the state. According to an official spokesperson said, at present, 1,112 Ayurvedic Health Centres, 32 Ayush hospitals, 14 Homeopathic health centres, 3 Unani Centres and 4 Amchi Clinics are providing quality ISM treatment facility to the people of Himachal Pradesh.
With a view to strengthen Ayurveda department, the state government has appointed 83 Ayurvedic Medical Officer (AMO) besides six AMOs have been promoted as Senior Chikitsak. The state government is also ensuring strengthening of the existing Ayurvedic institutions, he added. The spokesman said the state has one Homeopathy College, one B. Pharma College at Jogindernagar, three government Ayurvedic Pharmacies at Joginder Nagar in Mandi district, Paprola in Kangra district and Majra in Sirmour district.
Besides this, one Drug Testing Laboratory at Joginder Nagar and four Herbal Gardens at Joginder Nagar in Mandi district, Neri in Hamirpur district, Dhumrera in Shimla and Jungle-Jhalera in Bilaspur District are also functioning in the state. He said the functional posts in the department are being been filled up on priority to provide better health care facilities to the people. Ayurveda Health Centre at Upper Majhetli in Kangra district has been upgraded to 10 bedded Ayurvedic Hospital and eight posts of different categories have been created for this Institution.
The government is also carrying out training and extension activities to popularising this system of treatment. Training and exposure visits are also being conducted in Research Institute in ISM at Jogindernagar in Mandi district. As many as 34 exposures visits and training camps were organised during the last three years, which has benefited 462 students and 547 farmers. During the year 2015-16, the government has provided general medical treatment to 43,65,587 patients, Panchkarma service to 23,893 and Ksharsutra facility to 19,224 patients.
In addition, multi-specialty camps were organised at far flung areas at Pooh, Sangla and Reckong Peo by the specialists of Kaya-Chikitsa, Ortho, Shalya and Shalkya Tantra.
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