Budget Allocation and Utilization of Funds under National Ayush Mission
Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of the National AYUSH Mission, the total budget of Rs. 3119.46 crores has been allocated/ released as a central share to States/UTs since the inception of the scheme and they have reported an expenditure of Rs. 2290.20 crores.
Government of India has adopted a strategy of Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), thus enabling the choice to the patients for different systems of medicines under a single window. The engagement of AYUSH doctors/ paramedics and their training is supported by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under National Health Mission (NHM), while the support for AYUSH infrastructure, equipment/ furniture and medicines are provided by the Ministry of Ayush under National AYUSH Mission (NAM)as shared responsibilities. There are 7032 Primary Health Centres (PHCs), 2793 Community Health Centres (CHCs) and 484 District Hospitals (DHs) are co-located with AYUSH facilities out of the total 25937 PHCs, 6349 CHCs and 761 DHs across the country as per information available on Management Information System (MIS) database of National Health Mission (NHM).
Public Health being a State subject, starting AYUSH educational institutions comes under the purview of respective State/UT Governments. However, under NAM, as per the proposals received from State Governments through State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs), they have been supported for setting up 9new AYUSH Educational Institutionssince the scheme’s inception.
This information was given by Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.