West Bengal received Rs. 3694.136 lakhs under National Ayush Mission in last 3 years
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 25-Jul-2017

Kolkata, July 25: The more our World has progressed, the more we are forgetting the natural resources. When there are enriched medical practices like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy, we only opt for allopathy treatment. The government of India 3 years ago launched National Ayush Mission provide cost effective and equitable AYUSH health care throughout the country. Under the scheme n amount of Rs. 3694.136 released to West Bengal under NAM during last 3 years.

Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), the total amount of grant-in-aid of Rs. 471.230 lakhs, Rs. 1,924.85 lakhs and Rs. 1,298.056 lakhs have been released during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively to West Bengal. The said amount has been allocated for the activities under AYUSH Services, AYUSH Educational Institution, Quality Control of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU&H) Drugs, Medicinal Plants, Flexi pool and Administrative cost.

As along with fund, awareness is also important eight camps have been organized in the district of Bankura under Public Health Outreach Activities. Villages from 4 districts – Nadia, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Malda was selected as Ayush Gram.

Ayush Gram is a concept wherein one village per block will be selected for Ayush interventions of health care by setting up facilities including hospitals.  The overall health check up of the entire population will be done by Ayush doctors based on Ayush systems and they will be provided basic knowledge for promotion of health and prevention of diseases. The communities will be educated about healthy practices and advantages of traditional food items used locally and their medicinal properties.