Cabinet approves continuation of centrally sponsored scheme National AYUSH Mission

Source: PIB

What is the News?

The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of the National Ayush Mission as a ‘Centrally-sponsored scheme for another five years till 2026.

About National Ayush Mission:
  • National AYUSH Mission is a ‘Centrally-sponsored scheme’ launched by the Government of India in 2014. The mission is being implemented by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Objectives of the Mission:
  • To provide cost-effective AYUSH Services with universal access through upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and by co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and District Hospitals(DHs).
  • To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices, for empowering masses for ‘self-care.
  • Furthermore, to strengthen institutional capacity at the state level through upgrading AYUSH educational institutions.
  • Support cultivation of medicinal plants by adopting Good Agricultural Practices(GAPs) to provide a sustained supply of quality raw materials.
  • Support setting up of clusters through the convergence of cultivation, warehousing, value addition, and marketing and development of infrastructure for entrepreneurs.
Expected Outcomes of the Mission:
  • Better access to AYUSH healthcare services through increased healthcare facilities.
  • Improvement in AYUSH education through a well-equipped, enhanced number of AYUSH Educational institutions,
  • To focus on reducing communicable/non-communicable diseases through targeted public health programs using AYUSH systems of Healthcare.
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