AYUSH

Promotion of Ayush in Rural and Urban Areas

Posted On: 09 FEB 2021 12:30PM by PIB Delhi

As per key indicators of the NSS 75th round on Social Consumption on Health in India conducted by National Statistics Office (NSO), MOSPI during July 2017- June 2018, it was found that 95.4% of ailments were treated by allopathy and only 4.4% ailments were treated by AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) at all India level.

Rural and Urban break up is given below:-

Percentage of ailments treated by Allopathy and AYUSH, all India

Sector

Percentage of ailments treated by

Allopathy

AYUSH

 

Rural

95.4

4.5

 

Urban

95.4

4.3

 

All

95.4

4.4

 

Source: Key indicators on Social Consumption in India: Health- 75th round (NSS KI-75/25.0, www.mospi.gov.in)

 

National Statistical Office (NSO) does not conduct specific survey on AYUSH but undertakes survey on health and morbidity periodically. Further, AYUSH system is fragmented and the surveys may not be capturing entire gamete of AYUSH facilities.

In NSS 75th round survey on Social Consumption on Health in India, higher usage (0.6 percentage point) of ‘AYUSH’ treatment by rural male than its urban counterpart and less usage of ‘AYUSH’ treatment (0.4 percentage point) by rural female than urban female has been reported. Use of AYUSH treatment by Rural and Urban Male and Female is given below:-

 

Sector

Percentage of ailments treated by AYUSH

Male

Female

 

Rural

4.2

4.7

 

Urban

3.6

5.1

 

All

4.1

4.8

 

Source: Key indicators on Social Consumption in India: Health- 75th round (NSS KI-75/25.0, www.mospi.gov.in)

 

However, Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme National AYUSH Mission (NAM) through States/UTs which envisages:

  1. Better access to AYUSH services by supporting States/UTs for opening integrated AYUSH hospitals, up-gradation of AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries, supply of AYUSH medicines.
  2. Strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions by strengthening States/UTs to improve infrastructure of education institutions.
  3. Facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU&H) drugs by establishment of AYUSH pharmacies and drugs testing laboratories.   
  4. Sustainable availability of ASU & H raw-materials by encouraging cultivation of medicinal plants.

 

In addition, this Ministry has also released Grant-in-aid of Rs. 2583.666 Crores to States/UTs for different activities of NAM since inception of NAM in 2014 to till date.

The Minister of State (The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Sh. Kiren Rijiju (Additional Charge) stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

 

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