Green signal for National AYUSH Mission

The Union Cabinet, at its meeting on Monday, gave its nod for launching the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) with “core and flexible components.”

It is aimed at addressing the gaps in health services by supporting AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) care and education, particularly in vulnerable and far-flung areas.

“Under NAM, special focus will be given to specific needs of such areas and allocation of higher resources in their annual plans. The Mission will help in the improvement of AYUSH education through enhancement in the number of upgraded educational institutions; better access to AYUSH services through increase in number of AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries, availability of drugs and manpower; providing sustained availability of quality raw material for AYUSH systems of medicine; and improving availability of quality Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs through increase in the number of pharmacies, drug laboratories and improved enforcement mechanism,” a statement from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Aim to plug gaps in health services

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