More hospitals to be set up under National Ayush Mission

More hospitals to be set up under National Ayush Mission
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More Hospitals To Be Set Up Under National Ayush Mission. Health is a State subject and the setting up of more AYUSH Hospitals in the States/UTs are under the purview of concerned State/UT Governments.

Health is a State subject and the setting up of more AYUSH Hospitals in the States/UTs are under the purview of concerned State/UT Governments. However, under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) there is a provision for setting up of 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospitals in the States/UTs. The State/UT Governments are required to submit their proposals through the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) as per the guidelines of the scheme.

As per the information received from the States/UTs, thetotal number of existing AYUSH hospitals in the country as on 1-4-2014 is 3575 out of which 2814 are Ayurveda hospitals , 264 are Sidha , 252 are Unani and 203 are homeopathy while 34 are naturopathy.

The total funds allocated and released to the States for setting up of 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospitals during 2014-15 and 2015-16 are Rs 531 lakhs.

Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) provision has been made availablefor improving the conditions of theexisting AYUSH hospitals in the country under the component of Upgradation of AYUSH Hospitals. As per the guidelines, existing exclusive/standalone Government AYUSH Hospitals are provided non-recurring Grant-in Aid for undertaking construction, renovation of the existing premises, procurement of furniture, fixtures & equipments and recurring Grant-in Aid for procurement of medicines, contingency and deployment of additional manpower. The State/UT Governments are required to submit their proposal through the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) as per the guidelines of the scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.

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