National AYUSH Mission (NAM)

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  • February 11, 2021
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National AYUSH Mission (NAM)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Health

In news

  • Central Government is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) through States/UTs for development and promotion of AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurvedic system.

Key takeaways 

The Mission inter-alia makes the following provisions for the promotion of AYUSH systems including the Ayurvedic system:

  1. Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and Districts Hospitals (DHs).
  2. Up-gradation of exclusive State Government AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries.
  3. Setting up of up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital.
  4. Upgradation of State Government Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Educational Institutions.
  5. Setting up of new State Government AYUSH Educational Institutions in the States where it is not available in Government Sector.
  6. Strengthening of State Government/State Government Co-operatives/PSUs for manufacturing of quality medicines in AYUSH Systems.
  7. Strengthening of State Drug Testing Laboratories 
  8. Support for the cultivation of Medicinal Plant including processing and post-harvest management to ensure supply of quality raw material for AYUSH medicine and other products.

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