28 Nov 2019

National AYUSH Mission(NAM)

Source: Ministry of AYUSH

The government of India launched the NAM in 2014. The basic objective of NAM is 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.

Objectives 

  1. To provide cost-effective AYUSH Services, with a 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Support setting up of clusters through the convergence of cultivation, warehousing, value addition and marketing and development of infrastructure for entrepreneurs.

Mission Components

Mandatory Components

  • AYUSH Services
  • AYUSH Educational Institutions
  • Quality Control of ASU &H Drugs
  • Medicinal Plants

Flexible Components

  1. Out of the total State envelop available, 20% funds will be earmarked for flexible funds which can be spent on any of the items given below with the stipulation that not more than 5% of the envelop is spent on any of the components:
    • AYUSH Wellness Centres including Yoga & Naturopathy
    • Tele-medicine
    • Sports Medicine through AYUSH
    • Innovations in AYUSH including Public-Private Partnership
    • Interest subsidy component for Private AYUSH educational Institutions
    • Reimbursement of Testing charges
    • IEC activities
    • Research & Development in areas related to Medicinal Plants
    • Voluntary certification scheme: Project-based.
    • Market Promotion, Market intelligence & buyback interventions
    • Crop Insurance for Medicinal Plants
  2. The financial assistance from the Government of India shall be supplementary in the form of contractual engagements, infrastructure development, Capacity Building and supply of medicines to be provided.