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About The National Ayush Mission (NAM)

Focus: GS II: Government Policies and Interventions

Why in News?

Ministry of Ayush is organising a two days National Ayush Mission Conclave in New Delhi.

About the National Ayush Mission:

  • Launched in 2014 under the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Mission Objective:

  • Enhance availability, accessibility, and quality of Ayush healthcare services across the country.
  • Implemented through Ayush Health Wellness centers (AHWCs) as part of Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Mandatory Components:

  • AYUSH Services
  • AYUSH Educational Institutions
  • Quality Control of ASU & H Drugs
  • Medicinal Plants

Approval and Implementation:

  • Union Cabinet has approved the operationalization of 12,500 Ayush HWCs.
  • Existing Ayush Dispensaries/Health Sub-centers will be upgraded through State/UT Governments.
  • Phased implementation under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
Resource Allocation Framework:

AYUSH Services, Educational Institutions, and Quality Control of ASU & H Drugs:

  • Special Category states: 90% grant-in-aid from the Government of India, 10% State contribution.
  • Other States/UTs: Sharing pattern of 75% from the Government of India, 25% from the State.

Medicinal Plants:

  • Central Government finances 100% in North Eastern and hilly states.
  • Other states: Sharing ratio of 90:10 between the Center and the State.
Benefits
  • Enhanced accessibility to achieve universal health coverage for affordable treatment.
  • Reduced burden on secondary and tertiary health care facilities
  • Reduced out of pocket expenditure due to “self-care” model.
  • Integration of AYUSH in implementation of SDG 3, as mandated by NITI Aayog
  • Validated holistic wellness model in target areas.

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