CCRUM organises two-day training for CHOs

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Taasir Urdu News Network – Mosherraf- 8June

New Delhi, June 08, 2022: The Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India organised a two-day refresher training program for Community Health Officers (CHOs) under Unani stream of Ayush Health & Wellness Centres on June 7-8, 2022.

Inaugurating the online training program, Shri D. Senthil Pandiyan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India said that Ayush systems can play an important role in addressing the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He further said that through the Ayush Health and Wellness Centres (AHWCs) under Ayushman Bharat, a flagship scheme of Government of India, the target is to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He added that AHWCs would enable demonstration of the effectiveness of Ayush-based wellness model in the strengthening of comprehensive primary healthcare with primary focus on preventive and promotive interventions and would help in reducing disease burden and out of pocket expenditure by educating the masses and providing informed choices.

Earlier in his introductory remarks, Prof. Asim Ali Khan, Director General, CCRUM said that the training program is to refresh the skills of CHOs and enable them to provide comprehensive primary health care services to the community. He further said that the CCRUM has already developed ‘Orientation Guidelines for Community Health Officers (Under Unani Stream)’ which provides an initial structure for capacity building of Community Health Officers and their team, comprehensive information on different activities to be undertaken at AHWCs and description of practices for promotion of health, prevention and control of diseases through Unani measures and interventions.

The inaugural program concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Dr. M. A. Qasmi, Adviser (Unani), Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.

The training program had presentations on the twelve service delivery areas designed for AHWCs being operationalized by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. The trainees were provided practical information on service delivery framework, healthy practices to be followed on daily basis for preservation of health, and prevention and control of disease.

Dr. Ghazala Javed, Research Officer (Unani) Scientist-IV, CCRUM conducted and coordinated the proceedings of the program.

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