(The Gist of PIB) Popularize AYUSH System
Popularize AYUSH System
- People across the country are following traditional Indian medical
systems of AYUSH.
- According to the data available, 17,73,75,226 Patients visited
Government Health Care Facilities under AYUSH in OPD and 19,57,921 were
admitted as inpatients in 2017-18.
The measures taken by the Ministry of AYUSH for further propagating the
natural medical systems are:
- The Ministry of AYUSH regularly observes days dedicated to AYUSH Systems
of Medicine Viz. International Day of Yoga, Ayurveda Day, Unani Day, Siddha
Day, Naturopathy Day, Homoeopathy Day etc. to create awareness about the
benefits of the respective AYUSH system of medicine including natural
- A Central Sector Scheme for Promotion of Information Education and
Communication (IEC) in AYUSH has been devised by the Ministry of AYUSH for
this purpose. Under this Scheme, the Ministry of AYUSH takes up initiatives
to create awareness about and to promote AYUSH systems of medicine including
natural medical systems. These initiatives include organizing Arogya Fairs,
Melas, Conferences, Exhibitions, Seminars, Workshops, Symposium, Yoga Fests
and Ayurveda Parcs. The IEC Scheme also supports undertaking publicity
campaigns through electronic media, print media and social media amongst the
citizens in the country.
- Ministry of AYUSH has established five Research Councils namely CCRAS,
CCRUM, CCRS, CCRH and CCRYN for Research in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha,
Homoeopathy, Yoga and Naturopathy respectively.
These research councils apart from engaging in clinical/ field research
also undertake the following activities: –
- Running Mobile health programme catering to backward regions and SC/ST
- Undertaking health awareness campaigns.
- Piloting Innovations like telemedicine with the help of common service
centres. Ministry of AYUSH has already established advanced research
institutes in Indian medical systems through Research Councils
- Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) has 21 Research
Centres in different States/UTs for advance research in Homoeopathy.
- Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) is carrying
out its research activities through its 30 Institutes/Centres/Units located
all over India and also through collaborative studies with various
Universities, Hospitals and Institutes. The research activities of the
Council include Medicinal Plant Research (Medico-Ethno Botanical Survey,
Pharmacognosy and Tissue Culture), Drug Standardization, Pharmacological
Research, Clinical Research, Literary Research and Documentation and Tribal
Health Care Research Programme.
- Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS) had initiated steps to
establish advanced research in Siddha medical systems through IMR and EMR
projects. Clinical research, Epidemiological research, Drug research,
Literary and fundamental research, and Medicinal plants research are being
carried out in these units. Totally there are 25 ongoing IMR projects and 8
completed IMR projects of CCRS.
- CCRS is equipped with state of the art infrastructure with sophisticated
instruments in the following departments: Department of Clinical Research,
Department of Biochemistry, Department of Pathology, Radiology, Department
of Chemistry, Department of Pharmacognosy etc.,
- CCRS had published 32 books publications and 456 scientific research
articles in various indexed international / national peer reviewed journals.
- CCRS had signed MoU with reputed institutions / organizations for
initiating collaborative research works.
- Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM) has also carried
out Advance Research on various diseases in collaboration with other
renowned academic/scientific institutes.
- CCRUM is also authenticating raw drugs as well as compound formulations
by implementing Pharmacognostical methods viz., Macroscopy, Microscopy and
Powder Microscopy; Physico-chemical methods and instrumental such as TLC