Cabinet approves continuation of National AYUSH Mission

by Priya Bharti

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Supported Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026 with the budgetary implication of Rs. 4607.30 crore (Rs 3,000 crore as Central Share and Rs. 1607.30 crore as State Share). The Mission was launched on 15-09-2014.

India has an unmatched legacy represented by its traditional frameworks of medication like Ayurveda, Sidhha, Sowa Rigpa, Unani conjointly Homeopathy (ASU&H) which are a treasure house of knowledge for preventive, promotive, and healing healthcare.
The positive highlights of the Indian frameworks of pharmaceutical to be specific their diversity and adaptability; availability; reasonableness, a wide acceptance by an expansive section of the common public; comparatively lesser fetched and developing economic value, have great potential to form them providers of healthcare that the huge segments of our people need.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission is being implemented by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India with the targets of giving fetched viable AYUSH Services, with a universal get to through overhauling AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries, co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Area Hospitals (DHs), reinforcing institutional capacity at the State level through overhauling AYUSH educational institutions, setting up of modern up to 50 bedded coordinates AYUSH Hospital, AYUSH Public Health programs and operationalization of 12,500 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres to supply services of an all-encompassing wellness model based on AYUSH standards and practices so as to enable masses for “self-care” to decrease the malady burden, and out of the pocket expense.

The expected results of the mission are as follows:

Better access to AYUSH healthcare services through expanded healthcare facilities offering AYUSH services and way better accessibility of medications and trained manpower, Improvement in AYUSH education through a well-equipped upgraded number of Ayush Instructive institutions, To focus on reducing communicable/non-communicable diseases through targeted public wellbeing programs using AYUSH systems of Healthcare.

With PIB inputs.

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