National AYUSH Mission – The Central Government of India led by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shir Narendra Modi has given its approval in order to continue the ambitious National AYUSH Mission (NAM) till 31 March 2020. Under this Mission, the central government will sanction a total amount of Rs 2400 crore over a period of 2017-20. The National AYUSH Mission will continue up-gradation of hospitals, dispensaries, educational institutions, pharmacies, laboratories etc.
What is National AYUSH Mission?
The word “AYUSH” stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. The main motive of this mission is to improve health services/education and cultivate medicinal plants in the far-flung areas.
Aims of National AYUSH Mission
Here are the main objectives of National AYUSH Mission-
- The main motive behind launching this mission is to provide cost-effective AYUSH Services through raising the access to AYUSH hospitals and dipensaries.
- Apart from this, it also ensure co-location of various AYUSH services at Primary Health Center (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).
- Besides this, this mission focuses to strengthen educational institutions, pharmacies, drug testing laboratories of AYUSH at the state level.
- AYUSH mission provide assistance for cultivation of medicinal plants through Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).
- Apart from this, the National AYUSH Mission will also provide support to establish clusters through convergence of cultivation, warehousing, marketing and value addition.
- This mission focuses on the availability of sustained supply of AYUSH raw materials.
- Also, it will also promote the adoption of High Quality Standards of AYUSH drugs.
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Here are the primary components of NAM –
- AYUSH Services
- Educational Institutions
- Medicinal Plants
- Quality control of AYU &H drugs