Nov 2017|Volume 14|Issue 11
 
Nov 2017|Vol 14|Issue 11


Editorial
National AYUSH Mission... praiseworthy

Dear Readers,

       We know that the Indian Government had announced the National AYUSH Mission (NAM). The National AYUSH Mission (NAM) is being administered by the Ministry of AYUSH that will provide grants and aids to the state governments. This will be done as per the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) of the respective states. As of now, the government does not plan to spread the whole programme across the country. However, there is a provision that such centres can be set up in primary health centres (PHC), district hospitals, and community health centres (CHCs).

     The union government is also planning to upgrade dispensaries and hospitals that are dedicated exclusively to AYUSH treatment programmes. It will also start the AYUSH programme whereby a block or a village will be selected. Following selection, the block or village will adopt and implement the AYUSH way of life and healthcare treatments. In these villages, techniques such as behavioural change communication will be used to implement the AYUSH way of life. As part of the programme, health workers are supposed to be trained in local villages so that they are able to identify and use local herbs as medicines in various ailments. AYUSH health services will also be provided in these villages. The central government was also supposed to set up dedicated AYUSH hospitals

India is a country that has a rich tradition and heritage of herbal medicine spanning thousands of years in the least. Homoeopathy the renowned system of Medicine has its health care delivery in various illnesses, particularly in Chronic and incurable disease The efficacy will reach the only the public awareness, which reciprocally invite the Government to give more importance to Homoeopathic treatment

We are in modern era, seeking clinical evidences. Ultimately every Homoeopath, the research scholar could establish evidence based studies to strengthen our data base in variety of illness. These are much less expensive forms of treatment compared to allopathic medicines that are only getting costlier by the day. This is why the AYUSH programme is praiseworthy at so many levels. If rightly implemented, it can make things much easier, especially for people who find it hard to avail conventional treatment for lack of sufficient funds and non-availability of hospitals.

Dr.R.Gnanasambandam