Cabinet approves continuation of centrally sponsored National AYUSH Mission

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The Union Cabinet on July 14 chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuationof National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026 with financial implication of Rs. 4607.30 crore (Rs 3,000 crore as Central Share and Rs. 1607.30 crore as State Share). The Mission was launched on 15-09-2014.

Expected outcomes of the mission are as follows:

Better access to AYUSH healthcare services through increased healthcare facilities offering AYUSH services and better availability of medicines and trained manpower,

Improvement in AYUSH education through a well-equipped enhanced number ofAYUSH Educational institutions,

To focus on reducing communicable/non-communicable diseases through targeted public health programmes using AYUSH systems of Healthcare.