पूर्वोत्तर में पारंपरिक औषधीय परंपराओं को बढ़ावा देने की मुहिम के तहत केंद्रीय बंदरगाह, नौवहन और जलमार्ग एवं आयुष मंत्री श्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने आयुष और सभी पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों के स्वास्थ्य मंत्रियों के आज आयोजित किए गए सम्मेलन में कई प्रमुख पहलों की घोषणा की। आयुष मंत्रालय द्वारा इस सम्मेलन का आयोजन आयुष प्रणाली को प्रभावी ढंग से मुख्यधारा में लाने और इसे पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों में और अधिक लोकप्रिय बनाने के उद्देश्य के साथ किया गया।
केंद्रीय मंत्री सोनोवाल ने मीडिया को संबोधित करते हुए घोषणा की कि आयुष औषधीय विशेषज्ञों की शिक्षा और प्रशिक्षण को बढ़ावा देने के लिए, असम के गोलपाड़ा के दुधनोई में एक नए आयुर्वेदिक की स्थापना के लिए राष्ट्रीय आयुष मिशन (एनएएम) के समर्थन के तहत 70 करोड़ रुपये का वित्तीय प्रावधान किया गया है। उन्होंने कहा कि आयुष मंत्रालय ने गुवाहाटी के सरकारी आयुर्वेदिक कॉलेज को उन्नत बनाते हुए इसे उत्कृष्टता केंद्र के रूप में विकसित करने का भी फैसला किया है और इस संबंध में 10 करोड़ रुपये की वित्तीय अनुदान राशि प्रदान जाएगी।
सोनोवाल ने यह भी घोषणा की कि आयुष प्रणालियों के विकास और विस्तार के लिए पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों में राष्ट्रीय आयुष मिशन (एनएएम) योजना के हिस्से के रूप में 1000 नए स्वास्थ्य और कल्याण केंद्र (एचडब्ल्यूसी) खोले जाएंगे। आयुष द्वारा प्रदान की जाने वाली पारंपरिक दवाओं की लोकप्रियता को बढ़ावा देने के उद्देश्य से, मंत्री महोदय ने पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र में एनएएम के तहत 100 आयुष औषधालयों की स्थापना की भी घोषणा की।
पूर्वोत्तर में कच्चे माल के अर्ध-प्रसंस्करण के लिए एक सुविधा केंद्र खोले जाने की जानकारी देते हुए केंद्रीय मंत्री ने कहा कि इसके साथ ही राष्ट्रीय संस्थान के सहयोग से पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों में जैव-प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग के तहत मणिपुर के इंफाल में जैव-संसाधनों और सतत विकास के लिए क्षेत्रीय प्राकृतिक औषधि भंडार (आरआरडीआर) की स्थापना की भी परिकल्पना की गई है। ।
मंत्री महोदय ने बताया कि पूर्वोत्तर राज्य सरकारों, केंद्र सरकार और आयुष कॉलेजों में शिक्षण अस्पतालों के तहत आयुष चिकित्सा सुविधाओं को आयुष-स्वास्थ्य प्रबंधन सूचना प्रणाली (एएचएमआईएस) के अंतर्गत लाया जाएगा ताकि विभिन्न रोग प्रबंधन में आयुष हस्तक्षेपों का डिजिटल डेटा बेस विकसित किया जा सके।
सोनोवाल ने यह भी बताया कि आयुष मंत्रालय ने स्वतंत्रता के 75 वर्ष पूरे होने के उपलक्ष्य में मंत्रालय द्वारा विभिन्न पहलों को प्रारंभ करके आजादी के अमृत महोत्सव पर वार्षिक कार्यक्रम आयोजित करने की योजना बनाई है। आयोजनों का शुभारंभ समारोह 30 अगस्त से 5 सितंबर तक होगा।
केंद्रीय आयुष राज्य मंत्री डॉ. मुंजापारा महेंद्रभाई कालूभाई ने अपने संबोधन में कहा कि भारत सरकार पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र में निवेश में वृद्धि के साथ-साथ पारंपरिक औषधीय परंपराओं को बढ़ावा देने के लिए विभिन्न पहल कर रही है।
मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में सम्मेलन में भाग लेते हुए, असम के मुख्यमंत्री श्री हिमंता बिस्वा सरमा ने कहा कि पूरे पूर्वोत्तर क्षेत्र में जैव विविधता का पूरा लाभ उठाते हुए इस क्षेत्र में एक आयुष हब के रूप में विकसित होने की पूर्ण क्षमता है।
इस सम्मेलन में असम के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री केशब महंत के अलावा अन्य गणमान्य व्यक्ति भी शामिल हुए।
अंग्रेजी में पढ़ें► Rs 70 Crore Financial Provision for a New Ayurvedic College at Dudhnoi in Goalpara: Sarbananda Sonowal
In a major boost to the initiatives to promote traditional medicinal practices in the Northeast Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and AYUSH, announced a slew of major initiatives at a conference of Ayush and Health Ministers of all the North Eastern States held here today. The conference was organised by the Ministry of AYUSH to discuss how the Ayush System of Medicines can be efficiently mainstreamed and can become more popular in the Northeastern states.
The Union Minister Sonowal while addressing the media announced that in order to boost the education and training of Ayush medicinal experts, financial provision of Rs 70 crore, under National Ayush Mission(NAM) support, is to be provided for establishment of a new Ayurvedic College at Dudhnoi in Goalpara, Assam. The Ministry of AYUSH has also decided to upgrade the Government Ayurvedic College in Guwahati and develop it as a Centre of Excellence and a sum of Rs 10 crore as financial grant is to be provided in this regard, he added.
Shri Sonowal also announced that as many as 1000 new Health & Wellness Centres (HWC), as part of the National Ayush Mission (NAM) Scheme, will be opened in the NE states for growth and development of Ayush systems. With an aim to boost the popularity of traditional medicines provided by Ayush, the minister also announced setting up of 100 Ayush dispensaries under NAM in the north east region.
Informing that a facilitation Centre for Semi Processing of raw material is going to be opened up in NE the Union Minister said that along with this, it is also envisaged to set up Regional Raw Drug Repository (RRDR) in NE states in collaboration with National Institute of Bio-resources and sustainable development in Imphal, Manipur under Department of Bio-Technology.
The Ayush medical facilities under Northeastern State governments, central government and teaching hospitals in Ayush Colleges will be brought under Ayush-Health Management Information System (AHMIS) so as to develop digital data base of Ayush interventions in various disease management, the Minister informed.
Shri Sonowal also informed that the Ayush Ministry has planned to organize yearlong programmes on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75 years of Independence by launching various initiatives by the ministry. The launching ceremony of the events will be held from 30th August to 5th September.
Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Union Minister of State for AYUSH in his speech said that the government of India is taking various initiatives to promote traditional medicinal practices with increase in investments in the Northeast region.
Attending the conference as the Chief Guest, Assam Chief Minister Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the entire Northeast has all the potential to develop into Ayush hub taking full advantage of the biodiversity of the region.
Assam Health minister Shri Keshab Mahanta along with other dignitaries attended today’s conference.
Read in Hindi► गोलपाड़ा के दुधनोई में एक नए आयुर्वेदिक कॉलेज के लिए 70 करोड़ रुपये का वित्तीय प्रावधान: सर्बानंद सोनोवाल
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A customised crash course for Covid-19 frontline workers has been launched to train about one lakh people in six healthcare-related job roles, the Parliament was informed on Friday.Also 2,800 drivers will be trained for handling and transportation of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) across the country, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply."Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched the 'customised crash course programme' for Covid frontline workers under the central component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 (PMKVY3.0)."The crash course launched on June 18, with the aim to train about one lakh Covid warriors in six healthcare-related job roles as well as about 2,800 drivers for handling and transportation of LMO across the country. The objectives of the programme are to meet the upsurge in demand of skilled healthcare workers, reduce the burden of healthcare professionals and provide timely healthcare services in the country," Pradhan said.He said that the crash course would provide avenues to youth for taking free-of-cost skill training, certification, and opportunity for wage employment."Under this programme, the training is being imparted in six healthcare job roles, namely, Basic Care Support, Home Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Sample Collection Support, Emergency Care Support and Medical Equipment Support; duration of which varies from 144 hours to 312 hours," he said.Under fresh skilling, 21-days of theory-based classroom training is provided, followed by approximately 90 days On-the-Job Training (OJT) in healthcare facilities such as health centres, hospitals, diagnostic facilities, sample collection centres, etc."Under upskilling, training is of around one-week duration as a bridge course on the above mentioned six job roles," the minister said.He also said that drivers are trained for 217 hours or 27 days for handling and transportation of the LMO. "The special training of HMV license-holder drivers in transportation of hazardous chemicals as well as LMO, along with focus on 'defensive driving' while transporting LMO will be conducted," Pradhan said.The customised crash course programme has a financial outlay of Rs 276 crore, and the Ministry is making efforts to involve a network of hospitals, medical colleges, nursing homes, and diagnostic centres to make this programme successful, he added.--IANSssb/vd
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, the central government introduced National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) Diploma course in Yogic Science to help those who pass out of the course to become a job provider rather than a job seeker.The two-year diploma programme has five subjects in the first year in which Yoga Teaching and Training will be taught and in the second year, five subjects related to Yoga Therapy will be taught.Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre launched the NIOS Diploma course and released the self-instructional material of the course.The Minister congratulated NIOS for offering such vocational courses to the learners.Highlighting about the significance of Yoga especially during covid, Dhotre said it has resulted in creating many employment opportunities.--IANSrak/skp/
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch customized crash course programme for Covid-19 frontline workers on June 18 in over 26 states.Organised at 11 a.m. via video conferencing, the launch will commence the programme in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. The launch will be followed by the Prime Minister's address.The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors across the country. The training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised job roles namely Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support.The programme has been designed as a special programme under the Central Component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0, with total financial outlay of Rs 276 crore.The programme will create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector.Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on the occasion.--IANSrak/skp/
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As India battles the pandemic and states undergo lockdowns, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that the impact and the duration of the second wave of Covid-19 are the biggest threats to its growth estimates for the country for the ongoing financial year.In its annual report for FY21, the central bank has said that the onset of the second wave has triggered a raft of revisions to growth projections, with the consensus gravitating towards RBI's projection of 10.5 per cent for the year 2021-22. It had last projected a 26.2 per cent growth in Q1, 8.3 per cent in Q2, 5.4 percent in Q3 and 6.2 per cent in Q4.The report said: "The pandemic itself, especially the impact and duration of the second wave, is the biggest risk to this outlook."It, however, added that upsides also stem from the capex push by the government, rising capacity utilisation and the turnaround in capital goods imports.The apex bank observed that for April and early May 2021, available high frequency indicators present a mixed picture.While mobility and sentiment indicators have moderated, several activity indicators have held their own and shown resilience in the face of the second wave. GST collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark for the seventh consecutive month in April and notched up the highest level on record, suggesting that manufacturing and services production has been maintained.On the other hand, e-way bills moderated, pointing to mobility restrictions and possible slackening of GST collections in ensuing months. Slowing down of mobility is also reflected in toll collection volumes during April. In the agricultural sector, work demanded under the MGNREGA has tapered during the month, indicative of increased demand for farm labour.As regards industrial activity, electricity demand is stable. Transportation remains resilient as reflected in rising freight traffic supported by the pandemic-related surge in demand for essential medical supplies. On the external front, merchandise exports and imports have recorded growth rates of 195.7 per cent and 167.1 per cent in April, partly reflecting low base effect but also pointing to the revival of both external and domestic demand.The value of total digital transactions has been maintained in April.Financial conditions have generally remained congenial and supportive of the recovery, it said.--IANSrrb/in