The Government of India
has approved and notified Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH
Mission (NAM) on 29th September 2014 which envisages better access to
AYUSH services; strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions,
facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and
Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU &
H raw-materials by promotion of medicinal plants in the States/UTs
during 12th Plan. Under NAM, the Central Government provides financial
assistance to the States/UTs for encouraging Ayurveda, Yoga and
Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Centers for the health care
of the people of the country as per the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP).
The National AYUSH Mission (NAM) inter-alia makes provision for the
(i) Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs),
Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).
(ii) Up gradation of exclusive State Government AYUSH Hospitals and
(iii) Setting up of up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital.
(iv) Upgradation of State Government Educational Institutions.
(v) Setting up of new State Government AYUSH Educational Institutions in
the State where it is not available.
(vi) Strengthening of State Government/ Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)
Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Pharmacies and Drug
Testing Laboratories (DTL).
(vii) Cultivation and Promotion of Medicinal Plants.
Under the Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of Information, Education
and Communication (IEC), the Ministry takes up initiatives for
propagation and promotion of AYUSH systems of medicines by organizing
Arogya fairs/melas, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops,
symposium and also undertakes publicity through electronic
multimedia/print media campaign for awareness amongst the citizens.
Ministry of AYUSH celebrated ‘National Ayurveda Day’ on the day of
Dhanvantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). The theme for year 2016-17 i.e. the
first National Ayurveda Day was ‘Ayurveda for Prevention & Control of
Diabetes’ which was celebrated on 28th October 2016. Mission Madhumeh
was launched on this occasion and Ministry also released a protocol for
Prevention & Control of Diabetes through Ayurveda.
Also, AYUSH intervention in National Program for Cancer, Diabetes,
Cardiovascular disease & Stroke (NPCDCS) program is being implemented in
one District each in six States viz. Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Surendranagar
(Gujarat), Gaya (Bihar), Lahimpur Khiri (Uttar Pradesh), Krishna (Andhra
Pradesh) and Darjeeling (West Bengal).
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge)
for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha