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Ayush Grid Project Objectives, Structure and Present Status

Ayush Grid Project UPSC Relevance

Ayush Grid Project: it is a technology initiative to build digital infrastructure for entire Ayush Sector. Ayush Grid Project is important for UPSC Prelims 2023 and UPSC Mains Exam (GS Paper 2- Various Governance Initiatives for development and promotion of various sectors including Ayush Sector).

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Ayush Grid Project in News

  • Recently, Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha informed about various aspects of Ayush Grid Project.

What is Ayush Grid Project?

  • About: The Ayush Grid Project is conceptualized by the Ministry of Ayush for creating a comprehensive Information Technology backbone for entire Ayush sector.
  • Key Mandate: The Ayush Grid platform envisages digitization of service delivery across the six functional areas —
    • Health Services,
    • Education,
    • Research,
    • Drug Administration,
    • Medicinal Plants, and
    • Capacity building and media outreach.
  • Functions: Digitization of all functionalities and processes in Ayush sector, through applications developed under Ayush Grid with data exchange and interoperability with internal and external applications as per the need.

 

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Ayush Grid Project Objectives

The proposed objectives of the Ayush Grid Project are as under:

  • Enhance access to Ayush services like health services, education, research, etc. in India and at the global level.
  • Ensure holistic coverage of the Ayush sector by digital solutions.
  • Increase digital collaboration and exchange of best practices among Ayush stakeholders.
  • Attaining highest possible level of health & well-being as per National Health Policy 2017.
  • Good Health & Well-being (Ensure healthy lives & promote well-being for all at all ages) in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) -3, 2030.
  • Quality Education (Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) as per SDG-4 2030
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation) as per SDG-9 2030.

Ayush Grid Project Structure

  • As per High level Advisory Committee (HLAC) report and Detailed Project Report(DPR), the Ayush Grid follows relevant design principles of-
    • India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) 2.0,
    • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) Framework and
    • also related principles and standards of National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) framework.

Four- Layers of Ayush Grid Project

Ayush Grid Architecture has been designed as a four-layer model, as under:

  • Ayush Core Layer (which also connects to ABDM and other external ecosystems)- Consist of Development of Ayush Core registries, Ayush Core Directories, Ayush Architecture repositories, Ayush Morbidity codes, Ayush Drugs codes etc.
  • Ayush National Layer- Consists of developing all Ayush IT Applications and common reference applications and hand holding for use of applications developed.
  • Ayush State Layer- State/UT Governments and Private stakeholders shall be given choice of using IT Applications developed under Ayush Grid or to use their own IT systems if available.
    • There will be integration / seamless data exchange and interoperability between various related applications as per the need.
  • Ayush Citizen Access Layer- Public facing Portals and Mobile apps through which the envisaged services are to be offered to public.

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Ayush Grid Project FAQs

 

  1. What is Ayush Grid Project?

Ans. The Ayush Grid Project is conceptualized by the Ministry of Ayush for creating a comprehensive Information Technology backbone for entire Ayush sector.

 

  1. What are the functional areas under Ayush Grid Project?

Ans. Ayush Grid Project envisages digitization of service delivery across the six functional areas —

    • Health Services,
    • Education,
    • Research,
    • Drug Administration,
    • Medicinal Plants, and
    • Capacity building and media outreach.
  1. Which Ministry is entrusted with the implementation of Ayush Grid Project?

Ans. Ayush Grid Project is being implemented by Ministry of Ayush.

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