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Dr. Dharam Singh Saini was born on 6 April 1961 in Sona, Post Haroda district, Sahanpur and was elected as BSP MLA from Sarsawa Legislative Assembly constituency for the first time in the 2002 Vidhan Sabha elections. He attained B.A.M.S degree and is a practicing Ayurveda physician.
Dr. Saini is an Indian politician and is a member of the 14th, 15th, 16th and the Seventeenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. Saini represents the Nakur constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janta Party political party.
Dr Saini has been a MLA for three straight terms. During the 14th and 15th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh he represented the Sarsawa assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh. During the 15th Legislative Assembly, He got the ministries of Ayush, Relief and Rehabilitation.
By profession a doctor Mr. Saini’s special interest in Social Work Agriculture, Treatment, Cricket, Shooting, Baalibal.
At a time when COVID-19 has sparked panic and fear among people, Ayush Department, Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Dr. Saini has come up with many initiatives to ensure safety of citizens. The department has leveraged technology and developed Ayush Kavach app which disseminates information on immunity-boosting measures and other health-related tips to keep oneself safe from COVID- 19 attack, says Dr Raj Kamal Yadav, Special Secretary, Ayush, Government of Uttar Pradesh & Mission Director, Uttar Pradesh State Ayush Society. The Ayush Department comprises mainly four sections – Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani & Siddha, and Homoeopathy. The Department is focusing on key issues in the wake of Corona crisis which has wreaked havoc across the world including India.
Dr. saini ‘s department developed and deploy secondary manpower line to tide over the crisis. They have conducted biggest online training and certification. They have provided online training to more than 20,000 Ayush manpower, comprising doctors, pharmacists, and staff nurses including government staff who are regularly engaged with us. We have also engaged Ayush Institutions which are working in teaching sector. They have lots of PG, PhD. students, their own teachers and hospital staff.
Ayush Kavach app was conceptualized by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath. He directed the Ayush department to come up with something which can help people to boost their immunity and guide how to protect themselves in this critical time. The CM floated the idea and we all worked to execute it. There was a team of key officials under the guidance of Principal Secretary Prashant Trivedi and under the vison Mr. Saini who had fair idea how things can be presented in right perspective. Then, Hon’ble Minister of Ayush Dharam Singh Saini who gave free hand to execute the idea. I was assigned the task to develop it. A rough draft was prepared with all the ideas. Then an idea struck to have experts’ advice in it and to integrate control rooms as well.
In addition, they thought to integrate yoga in it as it plays a pivotal role to maintain good health. The users can attend live yoga sessions or get information about different Ayurveda medicines. All these tips and tricks are being broadcasted on the app for the purpose of fighting Coronavirus. Along with that, the app also provides general information on precautionary measures that one can take to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Not only these Dr. Saini has remarkable contribution towards the society in politics, and as minister basic education.
India Glory Book of Records find Dr. Saini’s contribution towards society a Lifetime Achievement.