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Ayush Wellness Centre to come under NAM

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  • March 23, 2020
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Ayush Wellness Centre to come under NAM

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Welfare schemes; Health

In News: 

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the inclusion of the AYUSH Health and Wellness Centre (AYUSH HWC) component of Ayushman Bharat in the National AYUSH Mission (NAM).

Key takeaways:

  • The move is aimed at establishing a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices.
  • It focuses on preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare by integrating with the existing public health care system.
  • The National Health Policy 2017 (NHP, 2017) has advocated mainstreaming the potential of AYUSH systems (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-rigpa and Homoeopathy) within a pluralistic system of Integrative healthcare.
  • NHP, 2017 also empowers masses for ‘self-care’ to reduce the disease burden and out of pocket expenditure and to provide informed choice to the needy public.

Important Value Addition 

National AYUSH Mission 

  • Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Ayush Mission (NAM) in 2014.  
  • It a centrally sponsored scheme. 
  • It was launched with the basic objective of promoting Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha & Unani and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) medical system through cost effective services, strengthening of educational systems, sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials and facilitate the enforcement of quality control of (ASU &H) drugs. 

Ayushman Bharat  

  • Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) is a flagship scheme of the Indian government’s National Health Policy. 
  • It aims to provide free health coverage at the secondary and tertiary level to its bottom 40% poor and vulnerable population.  
  • PM-JAY is the world’s largest and fully state sponsored health assurance scheme.

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