Directorate of ISM renamed Directorate of AYUSH

Directorate of ISM renamed Directorate of AYUSH
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Srinagar, Aug 14: The Administrative Council (AC), which met here Saturday under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha approved the change of nomenclature of Directorate of Indian Systems of Medicine as Directorate of AYUSH.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that correspondingly, renaming of various designations in the directorate has also been approved.

The spokesman said that the decision was aimed at raising public awareness on the traditional medical sciences based on Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

He said that the government was also working towards establishment of AYUSH-based ancillary industry in J&K and enhancement of herbal and medicinal plantations to optimally tap employment potential in J&K.

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