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Date posted: April 18, 2012

To position AYUSH systems as the preferred systems of living and practice for attaining a healthy India.

Mission

1. To mainstream AYUSH at all levels in the Health Care System.

2. To improve access to and quality of Public Health delivery through AYUSH System.

3. To focus on Promotion of health and prevention of diseases by propagating AYUSH practices.

4. Proper enforcement of provisions of Drugs & Cosmetic Act 1940 and Rules framed thereunder relating to the ASU drugs throughout the country.

Objective

  1. Delivery of AYUSH Services
  2. Human Resource Development in AYUSH
  3. Promotion and Propagation of AYUSH Systems
  4. Research in AYUSH
  5. Conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants
  6. Effective AYUSH Drugs Administration

Functions
Provision of AYUSH Services Delivery of Quality AYUSH health care services to entire population. AYUSH to be integral part of the health delivery system by mainstreaming of AYUSH. To ensure healthy population through AYUSH intervention. To ensure creation of enabling uniform legal framework for the practice of AYUSH practices, therapies Utilization of Trained AYUSH Doctors at all levels of Health Care services.

Human Resources Development
To ensure availability of quality education and training to AYUSH doctors / Scientist / Teachers. To ensure availability of quality paramedical, pharmacy and nursing education and training in AYUSH. To provide availability of opportunity for quality AYUSH education throughout the country To empower AYUSH professionals with improved skills and attitudes. To promote capacity building of institutions, Centre of Excellence (COE), National Institutes etc.

Information, Education and Communication
Propagation & promotion of AYUSH within the country Global acceptance of AYUSH formulation as drugs. To disseminate AYUSH practices and therapies for better health. To encourage behavior change through communication for better health.

Research
To promote quality research in AYUSH with the objective of validating the system scientifically, safety and efficacy of AYUSH remedies. To encourage research for validation of fundamental principles of AYUSH Systems. Encourage development of new drugs for high priority diseases of national importance. Preservation through documentation of local health traditions and folklore for their utilization for new drug development. Promote inter-disciplinary research. Protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) in AYUSH systems. Encourage research in preventive and promotive health through AYUSH.

Medicinal Plants To ensure sustained availability of quality raw material from medicinal plants. To ensure conservation of medicinal plants. Capacity building in medicinal plants sector.

Drugs Administration To accelerate the Pharmacopeial / standardization work on AYUSH drugs. To ensure availability of high quality AYUSH drugs. To ensure enabling legal framework for production and distribution of safe and quality AYUSH drugs. To create Regulatory infrastructure in Centre & State Govt. To encourage AYUSH drug industry to produce high quality AYUSH medicine for National & International needs.

International Collaboration Propagation & promotion of AYUSH outside the country and ensure global acceptance as a system of medicine. To collaborate with International bodies like WHO for cross disciplinary standardization, global recognition and  ropagation of AYUSH system. Global legal recognition of qualifications and practice in AYUSH Promote collaborative research and education in AYUSH with other countries. Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Indicators and Proposed Measurement Methodology

1. Delivery of AYUSH Services
A) Upgradation of AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries : There are dedicated AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries both in the Government sector and outside. Upgradation of these hospitals is an important strategy in mainstreaming of AYUSH services.

B) Dispensaries supported for supply of Medicines : The number of dispensaries supported every year for supply of medicines will be the measurement methodology.

C) Establishment of AYUSH wings in PHCs, CHCs, District hospitals as per approved normswill be monitored through the Project Implementation Programme (PIP) of the State Governments.

2. Human Resource Development in AYUSH
A) Strengthening of AYUSH educational institutions as per CCIM norms –The department of AYUSH provides grants to Government and Government aided colleges for upgradation of infrastructure to meet the CCIM norms. Hence the number of Ayush educational institutions strengthened is an important indicator of improvement in educational standards.

B) Training to Medical Professionals : Number of training programmes conducted for AYUSH teachers and doctors will be the measurement methodology.

3. Promotion and Propagation of AYUSH Systems
A) Exhibitions and Fairs: – is important part of strategy to promote and propagate AYUSH systems of medicine for creating awareness amongst the masses by organizing AROGYA fairs. To achieve the objective, wide publicity is given to the strength of AYUSH systems, so that benefit reaches the common people.

B) Multi-media campaigns: – Awareness creation through the Print and Audio-Visual is an important part of the overall strategy to promote AYUSH systems. The Department has launched national campaigns through multi media (TV, Radio, Delhi Metro, Bus Shelters, Railway Tickets, Magazines and publications etc.

C) Evaluation of IEC activities: – Evaluation of IEC activities carried out by the Department is an integral part of the activities to assess the impact made, in terms of achievements. It has been recently decided to carry out strategic studies for IEC activities for framing of ‘Communication Plan’ of the Department for more effective and realistic assessment.

D) Sowa Rigpa
To bring the Sowa Rigpa System of Medicine under the ambit of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970, was amended in 2010. The Gazette notification was published on 27.9.2010 by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department).The Act shall come into force on such date as the Central Govt. may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

E) Compilation and electronic publication of AYUSH in India:
To provide timely information on AYUSH related Statistics publication of AYUSH IN INDIA

Download full report : www.similima.com/pdf/result-framework-ayush-2012

Source : http://indianmedicine.nic.in/writereaddata/linkimages/2822863133-rfd%20final.pdf

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