The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the
continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for AYUSH Hospitals
This was introduced during the 10th Five Year Plan
with certain modifications for supporting the mainstreaming of AYUSH
under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) at a total
expenditure of Rs.650 crore.
The basic objectives of the scheme are to encourage
the opening of general and specialized AYUSH treatment centers in
allopathic hospitals with a view to integrate AYUSH health services
with mainstream health services in the country, and to provide
assistance to the State Government for the procurement and supply of
essential drugs to AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries.
The scheme envisages provisions of the preventive,
promotive and curative healthcare covering Ayurveda, yoga and
naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Hemoeopathy all over country.
Under the scheme grants-in-aid will be provided to
the State / Union Territory Governments for the following
(i) Establishment of System Specific Outdoor
Treatment Centres in the Primary Health Centres (PHCs).
(ii) Establishment of AYUSH Specialized Therapy
Centre with Hospitalization Facilities in the Community Health
Centres (CHCs) with IPD facilities.
(iii) Setting up of AYUSH Wings in Districts
(iv) Supply of Essential Drugs to Hospitals and
(v) Upgradation of AYUSH Hospitals / dispensaries
other than PHCs/CHC/DHs at the District/Sub-district level.
(vi) Setting up of Specialized AYUSH facilities in
Government Tertiary Care AYUSH Hospitals with Public Private
(vii) Providing Managerial assistance at the
Central/State levels and other facilities to support the
mainstreaming of AYUSH under NRHM.
The approval will facilitate the mainstreaming of
AYUSH under the National Rural Health Mission by ensuring AYUSH
services and quality drugs to the people in the rural areas.
It will also facilitate the revitalization of
traditional systems of medicines at all levels.
The modified scheme will be implemented during the remaining three
years of 11th Plan that is 2009-10 to 2011-12.
The scheme will facilitate the revitalization of the
AYUSH sector, widen choice of people in availing quality health care
It will strengthen AYUSH infrastructure and
employment for medical practitioners.
scheme will provide AYUSH health care facilities to the people at
large and will be implemented in all the State/Union Territories of