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Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will come out with an “Integrative Health” policy: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

The two-day National Ayush Mission Conclave commenced with a commitment of the Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to prioritise ‘Integrative Health’ for the health and wellness of the public at large.

On this occasion, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Cabinet Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping, & Waterways launched an e-Learning Management System (e-LMS), whereas Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, launched the Comprehensive AHMIS, an upgraded Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.

While addressing the occasion, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal stated that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has encouraged Ayush and Health and Family Welfare (AHFW) Ministry to work together for health and wellness in the country.

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya emphasised the importance of ‘Integrative Medicine’ and stated that the most important need in the current scenario is to ensure the health of every Indian. An "Integrative Health" policy will soon be released by both Ministries. He added that India's traditional medical system is the strength of the country, which is now universally recognised.

The National Ayush Mission (NAM), the Ministry of Ayush's flagship programme, is transforming health and wellness policies, with the active support of state and UT administrations. The two-day conclave (May 18-19, 2023) will improve cooperation among stakeholders and improve the efficiency of the Ayush Health Wellness Centres (AHWCs).

During the conclave, subject experts from participating states will deliberate on various aspects of the National Ayush Mission (NAM), which will be focused on enhanced efficiency in budget absorption under NAM and institutionalization for improvised execution of the scheme, enabling the better supply of medicines to Ayush Health Facilities, and capacity building for Ayush and up-gradation of AHWCs.

The Union Cabinet has approved the operationalization of 12,500 Ayush HWCs by upgrading existing Ayush Dispensaries/Health Sub-centre through State/UT Governments under a nationally sponsored scheme mode and under the broad umbrella of NAM in a phased manner. More than 8,500 AHWCs have been established and are now operating in India.

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