MoU signed between Ministry of Ayush and Department of ex-servicemen welfare, Ministry of Defence

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The Ministry of Ayush and Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare/ECHS, Ministry of Defence  on 24 March signed a MoU to integrate Ayurveda in ECHS Polyclinics as an OPD service for a five year period. 

An overview of the news

  • These will be set up in 10 polyclinics located at Ambala, Mysore, Ranchi, Nagpur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Meerut, Danapur and Alleppey (Alappuzha).

  • Ayurveda centers already exist in 37 Cantonment Hospitals, 12 Military Hospitals of AFMC and AH R&R.

  • The Ministry will provide technical guidance from time to time and empanel Ayurveda doctors and pharmacists for their appointment and provide a list of essential Ayurveda medicines and other technical support.

  • The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defense will provide necessary infrastructure (room/furniture/other facilities) at a suitable location in the concerned polyclinic.

  • Both the Ministries have agreed to form a Joint Working Group (JWG) comprising representatives from Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare to take forward the proposal for setting up OPD as per the MoU.

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