Haryana Health, Family and Ayush Minister Anil Vij announced that Panchkarma centers will be established in every city of the state. In addition to this, tourism wellness centers will also be set up in tourist places. Vij presiding over a review meeting held here on Tuesday with officials of the Ayush department and these directions were given to the officers. Vij mentioned that the recruitment of 5500 Ayush yoga assistants will take place, and they will be assigned the responsibility of yoga training in prestigious parks, dharamshalas and community centers in urban areas. Similarly, Ayush yoga inspectors/coaches will be recruited through Haryana Kaushal Rozgar Nigam. Additionally, he instructed that all vacant posts in the Ayush department be filled immediately. Sh. Vij emphasized the appointment of yoga assistants in all villages of the state to spread yoga even in remote rural areas. He suggested conducting yoga training programs in urban areas to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga among the people.
Vij issued directives to conduct training programs for Ayush yoga assistants at the district and state levels. He also suggested creating software for yoga assistants to track their presence. Furthermore, he directed officials to identify and improve each yoga center for better facilities. Vij informed the meeting that 1121 VyamShallas are under construction in the first phase, with 656 of it hand over to the Ayush department. Subsequently, 892 yoga assistants have been appointed in yoga centers and community spaces. In the next phase, 1353 new yoga centers have been earmarked.He mentioned initiating research-based centers on yoga and meditation at Shri Krishna Ayush University in Kurukshetra to enhance research in this field. The approval to run Ayurvedic pharmacy at Shri Krishna Ayush University has been granted. Vij also directed officials to begin indoor and outdoor treatment through Ayush methods, including Ayurveda, at the university.
He instructed officers to use Ayurvedic medicine/treatment in government programs like anemia, based on a pilot basis, to promote Ayurveda. Vij reviewed the construction work of Ayurvedic hospitals in Mayyad, Hisar, Yunani hospitals in Akaeda, Nuh, and Homeopathic colleges in Ambala. He provided directives to expedite these projects. He also instructed officials to redesign and rebuild the broken-down dispensaries of the Ayush department with a consistent design, and a plan in this regard should be sent to the government.
The Health Minister discussed the State Medicinal Plant Board and directed officials to initiate training programs for farmers. Training will be provided on the cultivation of plants required for medicines so that farmers can economically strengthen themselves. Additionally, he announced the establishment of a drug testing laboratory within the Ayush department. He directed officials to adopt WHO-GMP standards for the purchase of Ayurvedic medicines in Ayush pharmacies.
In this meeting, G. Anupama, Additional Chief Secretary of Health, Family Welfare and Ayush Department, Dr. Anshaj Singh, Director General of Ayush Department and Dr. Jaideep Arya, Chairman of Haryana Yoga Aayog along with other senior officers of the department were present.