Time To Mainstream AYUSH, Niti Aayog Hints For Combination Of Modern Medicine With AYUSH

NITI Aayog of the Government of India have shown concern to AYUSH system of Medicine to make it the prime source of treatment for people. The AYUSH system of Medicine which includes Ayurveda,Yoga,Unani,Siddha and Homoeopathy shouldn’t just be an alternative system of Medicine.

The time is high to promote this system of Medicine,and just can’t be treated as an alternative integrated system.

The Prime Minister led Cabinet should take appropriate steps to promote it. The State Government along with the Centre should promote it healthily for developing the health system of India.

The official Twitter handle of NITI Aayog have tweeted,”The time is ripe to promote Mainstream integrative medicine,an approach that combines modern medicine with alternative systems like Ayurveda and Yoga. Combining Ayush with modern medicine will be effective for treating non-communicable diseases.

How far AYUSH have progressed?

In recent years, the government has taken several steps to promote AYUSH. A dedicated ministry was set up at the Central level in 2014. Additionally, mainstreaming AYUSH is a clearly stated policy objective under the National Health Policy, 2017. Another pioneering initiative is the establishment of a Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research by AIIMS, Delhi. Several union ministries also plan to set up AYUSH units in the hospitals operated by them.

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