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Cabinet approves continuation of National AYUSH Mission

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for continuation of centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) from April 2017 to March 2020 with an outlay of Rs. 2400 crore over 3 year period to provide cost effective AYUSH services.

National AYUSH Mission (NAM)

The NAM was launched in September 2014. It is being implemented by Ministry of AYUSH with the objective of providing cost-effective universal access to AYUSH Services. It aims to address gaps in health services through supporting efforts of State/UTs for providing AYUSH health services and education in country, particularly in vulnerable and far-flung areas.

The NAM intends to build on India’s unmatched heritage represented by its ancient systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Yunani, Sidhha, Unani and Homeopathy (AYUSH), which are treasure house of knowledge for preventive and promotive health care.

Expected outcomes of NAM

Better access to AYUSH healthcare services through increased number of healthcare facilities offering them and better availability of medicines and trained manpower.  Improvement in AYUSH education through well-equipped enhanced number of AYUSH Educational institutions.

Improved availability of quality AYUSH drugs by increased number of quality pharmacies and Drug Testing Laboratories coupled with stringent enforcement mechanism. Increased awareness and acceptance of Yoga and Naturopathy as promotive and preventive health-care systems. Meet increasing domestic demand for herbal raw-materials and also to promote export.

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AROGYA 2017: First International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector

The first International Exhibition and Conference on AYUSH and Wellness sector- AROGYA 2017 was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik.

It was organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Union Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil). Its theme was ‘Enhancing the global potential of AYUSH’.

Objectives of AROGYA 2017

Showcase strengths and scientific validation of Indian System of Medicine in global context. Promote and strengthen awareness and interest about AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy). Facilitate international promotion, development and recognition of AYUSH. Foster interaction of stakeholders and market development of AYUSH at international level. Give boost to AYUSH Products in International Market. Exhibit research and latest developments in AYUSH sector and harness its potential.

Key Facts

AROGYA 2017 witnessed participation of thousands of delegates from India as well as abroad including delegates from over 60 countries across the world. More than 250 manufacturers of alternative medicine also showcased their products and services at the exhibition.

AYUSH

India has long history and culture running over 5000 years of using traditional medicines for health care and developing them with modern scientific outlook. AYUSH is acronym of tradition medical systems that are being practiced in India such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

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