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Mainstreaming AYUSH under NRHM
The Indian systems of medicine have age old acceptance in the communities in India and in most places they form the first line of treatment in case of common ailments. Of these, Ayurveda is the most ancient medical system with an impressive record of safety and efficacy. Other components such as Yoga, Naturopathy are being practised by the young and old alike, to promote good health.
Now days, practice of Yoga has become a part of every day life. It has aroused a world wide awakening among the people, which plays an important role in prevention and mitigation of diseases. Practice of Yoga prevents psychosomatic disorders and improves an individual's resistance and ability to endure stressful situation.
Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) are rationally recognised systems of medicine and have been integrated into the national health delivery system. India enjoys the distinction of having the largest network of traditional health care, which are fully functional with a network of registered practitioners, research institutions and licensed pharmacies. The NRHM seeks to revitalize local health traditions and mainstream AYUSH (including manpower and drugs), to strengthen the Public Health System at all levels. It is decided that AYUSH medications shall be included in the drug kit of ASHA, The additional supply of generic drugs for common ailments at SC/PHC/CHC levels under the Mission shall also include AYUSH formulations. At the CHC level two rooms shall be provided for AYUSH practitioner and pharmacist under the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) model. At the same time, single Doctor PHCs shall be upgraded to two Doctor PHCs by inducting AYUSH practitioner at that level.
- Delivery System
- Integration of AYUSH with ASHA
- Drug Management
- Special Initiatives For Mainstreaming And Strengthening Of Ayush