Initiatives under NAM in States of A.P. and Telangana





Initiatives under NAM in States of A.P. and Telangana 
Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29.09.2014 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 in the States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during 12th Plan. 


Under National AYUSH Mission(NAM), provision has been made for following new initiatives of the States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana:

(i) Public Health outreach activity to focus on increasing awareness about AYUSH strength in managing community health problems resulting from nutritional problems, vector borne diseases etc.,

(ii) Adoption of villages for propagating AYUSH way of life and interventions of health care through AYUSH Gram,

(iii) School Health Programme through AYUSH by way of addressing the health needs of school going children through AYUSH,

(iv) Early prevention of non-communicable diseases and promotion of health care by way of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) integrated with the principles and practices of AYUSH systems.

Flexible activities include:

1. AYUSH wellness centres including Yoga & Naturopathy

2. Telemedicine

3. Sports medicine through AYUSH

4. Innovations in AYUSH including Public Private Partnership

5. Interest subsidy component for Private AYUSH Educational Institutions

6. Research & Development in areas related to Medicinal Plants

7. Voluntary certification scheme

8. Market Promotion

9. Market Intelligence & buy back interventions for Medicinal Plants

10. Reimbursement of testing charges

11. Crop Insurance.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today.


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Task Force on Ayush System of Medicines 
The Government of India, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) on 4th March, 2015, constituted a Task Force under the Chairmanship of Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-Vyasa Yoga University, Bengaluru to deliberate on various important issues concerning the Ministry of AYUSH.The Committee Task Force consists of 20 expert members from different systems.

Under National AYUSH Mission (NAM), there is provision of co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs). The engagement of AYUSH Doctors / paramedics and their training is supported by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, while the support for AYUSH infrastructure, equipment / furniture and medicines are provided by Ministry of AYUSH under shared responsibilities.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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Creating Awareness to make Yoga a Part of Daily Routine 
The Ministry of AYUSH promotes Yoga by carrying out campaigns through print and electronic media. AROGYA fairs at National and State level are organized to make public aware of the benefits of AYUSH systems of medicine including Yoga. The Ministry under its Central Sector Schemes of Information Education and Communication (IEC) and International Co-operation extends financial assistance to State Governments and other reputed Government/ Non Governmental Organizations/ Universities for conducting National/ International seminars/ workshops/ symposiums to promote AYUSH systems including Yoga.

The Ministry of AYUSH has recently initiated a Scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals. First phase of the Scheme to certify Yoga teachers was launched on June 22, 2015. The Scheme is being operated by the Quality Council of India (QCI), an apex quality facilitation and accreditation body, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The Government of India has approved the National AYUSH Mission which envisages better access to AYUSH services including Yoga and strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions. The Mission provides for (a) co-location of AYUSH facilities at Health Centers/Hospitals including Yoga facilities (b) upgradation of exclusive State AYUSH Hospitals & dispensaries including hospitals with Yoga centers ( c) upgradation of State Government teaching institutions including those of Yoga( d) Yoga and Naturopathy Wellness Centres as per guidelines as deemed appropriate by the States under the flexible component. The proposals are sanctioned under the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on receipt of the same from the State/ UT Governments.

To give further impetus to research, the Government encourages research on Yoga by providing grants under Extra Mural Research scheme to research organizations.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today. 

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