Source: The post is based on the article “Status of centres of excellence scheme ‘AYURSWASTHYA Yojana’” published in PIB on 20th December 2022
What is the News?
Minister of Ayush has informed Rajya Sabha about the AYURSWASTHYA Yojana.
What is AYURSWASTHYA Yojana?
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Ayush
Type: Central Sector Scheme
Merged schemes: This scheme was launched by merging two erstwhile schemes (i) Central Sector Scheme of Grant-in-Aid for Promotion of AYUSH Intervention in Public Health Initiatives(PHI) and (ii) Central Sector Scheme for assistance to AYUSH organizations engaged in AYUSH Education/ Drug Development & Research for upgradation to Centre of Excellence (CoE).
Components of the scheme: The scheme consists of two components:
– AYUSH and Public Health (PHI): Under this, AYUSH interventions are rolled out for common public health issues related to communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, MCH, Geriatric care, mental health etc.
– Centre of Excellence (CoE): Under this, financial assistance is provided to eligible individual organizations/institutes for establishing and upgrading their functions & facilities and/or for research & development activities in AYUSH.