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Shri Sarbananda Sonowal to inaugurate two-day National Ayush Mission (NAM) Conclave in New Delhi tomorrow

NAM has played a crucial role in preserving and promoting Ayush systems and its integration into the mainstream healthcare system

Posted On: 17 MAY 2023 5:40PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Ayush is organising a two days National Ayush Mission Conclave in New Delhi from 18th to 19th May 2023. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya will be the Chief Guest and Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate the conclave in presence of Health and Ayush Ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Uttarakand, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh including representatives from Jammu & Kashmir etc.

Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Brajesh Pathak and Minister of State for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai will also be present in the inaugural session along with other officials of Ministry of Ayush. An ICT initiative of Ministry of Ayush will also be launched on this occasion.

National Ayush Mission (NAM) is the flagship program of Ministry of Ayush and with active cooperation of states and UTs governments; it is changing the Health and wellness landscape in states. The two days conclave will pave way for better coordination among stakeholders and strengthen AHWCs functioning.

During the two days conclave, subject experts from participating states will deliberate on various aspects of National Ayush Mission (NAM), focused on enhanced efficiency in budget absorption under NAM and institutionalization for improvised execution of the scheme, enabling better supply of medicines to Ayush Health Facilities, capacity building for Ayush and upgradation of Ayush Health Wellness centers (AHWCs), strengthening the education ecosystem in Ayush to strengthen Public Health and technological integration for research and quality assurance in Ayush public healthcare.

Ministry of Ayush’s endeavour has been to strengthen the public health and welfare system through integration of Ayush system. The flagship program National Ayush Mission was launched in 2014 and it has played a crucial role in preserving and promoting India's traditional systems of medicine and their integration into the mainstream healthcare system. It aims to enhance the availability, accessibility, and quality of Ayush healthcare services across the country through Ayush Health Wellness centers (AHWCs) as part of Government of India’s Ayushman Bharat scheme. The NAM comprises the components of Ayush Services and Ayush Educational Institutions in addition to newly introduced Ayush Public Health Programs.

Union Cabinet has approved the operationalization of 12,500 Ayush HWCs by upgrading existing Ayush Dispensaries / Health Sub-centre through State/UT Governments in Centrally Sponsored Scheme mode and under the broad umbrella of National Ayush Mission (NAM) in a phased manner. Till date more than 8500 AHWCs has been setup across India and are serving the communities.

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