Ensure right AYUSH knowledge: Zhimomi

Kohima, June 21: Commissioner and Secretary for Health and Family Welfare, I. Himato Zhimomi today called upon the ASHAs (Accredited Social Health Activist) and ANMs (Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery) to have the right knowledge of AYUSH in order to be able to provide better health care service at the grassroots.
Addressing the inaugural programme of three programmes organized by Nagaland State AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Mission under the aegis of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) in the conference hall of Directorate of Health & Family Welfare here, Zhimomi said that the State Government would soon be coming out with AYUSH policy and therefore the AYUSH doctors and also those practicing ayurveda have a bright future.
On yoga, the Commissioner and Secretary said that other than medicine and clinical approaches for health related issues, there is a need to practice yoga to lead a healthy life and overall physical wellbeing.
Zhimomi also released a manual for ASHAs/ANMs on general wellness and common ailments including diabetes mellitus through AYUSH.
Chairing the inaugural programme, Assistant Director (AYUSH) Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Dr T Bendangtula informed that the state currently has engaged 75 health workers under NAM which include 64 doctors and 11 community health workers while there 1800 ASHAs and 30 ANMs.
(Page News Service)