National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Relevance for UPSC Exam
- GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Context
- Recently, the Cost-effective Ayush services under the National Ayush Mission (NAM) have gotten major boost in the Union Budget 2022-23.
- The total allocation of budget to Ayush Ministry in the last 7 years has increased over four times from 691 Cr to Rs 3050 Cr.
Union Budget 2022-23: Key provisions about National Ayush Mission scheme
- Increase in Budget: under National Ayush Mission (NAM), the Union budget 2022-23 has Increased the Budget amount, up to Rs 800 Crore. The NAM had earlier received a budget of Rs 500 Cr.
- Expected Benefits: It will help Ayush Ministry in-
- The up-gradation of its hospitals and dispensaries,
- Support cultivation of medicinal plants and
- In many other areas including an increase in export of value-added items of medicinal plants.
National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Key Points
- About: National AYUSH Mission (NAM) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of AYUSH, launched in 2014.
- National AYUSH Mission is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the Union Government.
- Implementation: National AYUSH Mission (NAM) launched during 12th Plan for implementing through States/UTs.
- Mandate: NAM aims to promote AYUSH medical systems through-
- Cost effective AYUSH services,
- Strengthening of educational systems,
- Facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and
- Sustainable availability of ASU & H raw materials.
National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Vision of the NAM Scheme
- To provide cost-effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country by improving access to the services.
- To revitalize and strengthen the AYUSH systems making them as prominent medical streams in addressing the health care of the society.
- To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices
- To improve educational institutions capable of imparting quality AYUSH education
- To promote the adoption of Quality Control of ASU&H Drugs and make available the sustained supply of AYUSH raw materials.
National Ayush Mission (NAM)- Key Objectives
- To provide cost-effective AYUSH Services, with universal access through-
- Upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries,
- Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs).
- To establish a holistic wellness model based on AYUSH principles and practices to-
- Empower masses for ‘self-care’ to reduce the disease burden, out of pocket expenditure and
- Provide informed choices to the needy public.
- To strengthen institutional capacity at the state level through upgrading AYUSH educational institutions, State Govt. ASU&H Pharmacies, Drug Testing Laboratories and ASU & H enforcement mechanism.
- Support cultivation of medicinal plants by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) so as to-
- Provide a sustained supply of quality raw-materials and
- Support certification mechanism for quality standards, Good Agricultural/Collection/Storage Practices.
- Support setting up of clusters through convergence of cultivation, warehousing, value addition and marketing and development of infrastructure for entrepreneurs.