STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: Director Ayush J&K, Dr Mohan Singh, on Saturday inaugurated the Ultrasonography and Spirometry facilities for general public at Govt Unani Hospital Shalteng, here.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mohan said that by starting these facilities patients suffering from Gastrointestinal/Renal/ Liver Disorders or Chronic Lung Diseases can now avail these diagnostic facilities in the hospital itself on nominal charges.
He thanked Bhupinder Kumar, Secretary, Health & Medical Education Department under whose regular monitoring the Ayush Sector is achieving new heights with regard to patient care in the UT of J&K.
He further informed that the process of NABH accreditation for two tertiary care Ayush Hospitals viz Govt Ayurvedic Hospital, Jammu and Govt Unani Hospital, Shalteng Srinagar shall be completed shortly so that both these hospitals demonstrate commitment to quality care and patient safety.
He advised the Unani Medical officers to further promote Unani into mainstream and focus on strengths of Unani and its unique treatment principles.
He stressed on reducing the burden of disease and related morbidity and mortality by utilizing the potential of Unani and exploring the potential of Unani to contribute towards National health policy & National Health programmes.
He emphasised on lifestyle management for promotion of health, prevention of disease and treatment of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) by utilizing the principles and practices of age old Ayush systems.
Dr Mohan reviewed the functioning of Govt Unani Hospital, Shalteng Srinagar. He appreciated the work with regard to quality patient care in the hospital.
He advised that the strengths of Unani system like specialized therapies viz Cupping, Massage etc should be promoted and for that awareness programs be organized regularly.
He further advised to strengthen IPD services in the hospital for better monitoring and care of patients suffering from various ailments.
During his visit to the Hospital, he interacted with the patients and gave a patient hearing to their suggestions. He assured that each and every facility related to the treatment methodologies under Ayush systems shall be extended in both Tertiary Care Ayush Hospitals and referral linkages from primary and secondary level will be established.
I/C Deputy Director Ayush Kashmir Dr Nuzhat Bashir, Assistant Director Unani Dr Sujad Hussain Shuja, Provincial Controller Stores Ayush Kashmir Dr Shameem Ahmad, District Ayush Officer Baramulla Dr Reyaz Ahmad Khan, District Nodal Officer Ayush Pulwama Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Parray, I/C Officer Govt Unani Hospital Shalteng Srinagar Dr Farooq Naqshbandi and Medical Officers and Paramedical staff of Govt Unani Hospital Shalteng Srinagar.