Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine renamed as Directorate of AYUSH

Srinagar, Aug 14: The Administrative Council (AC) on Saturday approved the change of nomenclature of Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine as Directorate of AYUSH.

An official spokesperson said that the AC made the name change during a meeting chaired Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha here on Saturday. “Correspondingly, renaming of various designations in the Directorate has also been approved,” he said.

He said the decision is aimed at raising public awareness on the traditional medical sciences based on Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

Further, the Government is also working towards establishment of AYUSH based ancillary industry in the Union territory and enhancement of herbal and medicinal plantations to optimally tap employment potential in Jammu and Kashmir.

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