Indian Government Propagating Ayurveda, Unani under AYUSH System of Medicine

The Ministry of AYUSH is implementing various Central Sector and Centrally sponsored Schemes. Through these schemes Ministry is promoting and propagating AYUSH system in the country.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Scheme: – This is a Central Sector Scheme. The main aim of the scheme is creating of awareness amongst the citizens about the efficacy of the AYUSH systems, their cost effectiveness and the availability of herbs used for prevention and treatment of common ailments at their doorsteps through various channels including the production of audio-visual educational material to achieve the objectives of health for all.

Public Health Initiatives (PHI) :- This is a Central Sector Scheme. The main aim of the scheme is to promote AYUSH intervention for community health care and to encourage institutionally qualified AYUSH practitioners in different public health programmes.

National AYUSH Mission :- Ministry of AYUSH has launched National AYUSH Mission during 12th Plan to promote AYUSH medical systems through effective AYUSH services throughout the country.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide cost effective AYUSH services, with a universal access through upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries, co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yasso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

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