Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions
Why in News?
Ayush Ministry is currently running a Central Sector Scheme titled AYURSWASTHYA Yojana.
About AYURSWASTHYA Yojana
- It consists of two parts:
- AYUSH and Public Health: To encourage the use of AYUSH interventions in community healthcare.
- Up-gradation of facilities to Centre of Excellence: To encourage the construction of cutting-edge/specialized AYUSH medical health units in reputable AYUSH and Allopathic institutions in the Government and Non-Government sectors.
- The AYURSWASTHYA Yojana’s Centre of Excellence component offers financial aid to qualified institutions and organisations for the establishment and improvement of their facilities and/or for AYUSH-related research and development.
The maximum admissible financial assistance under the Centre of Excellence component of AYURSWASTHYA Yojana, to an organization/institute is Rs.10.00 crores for a maximum period of three years.