NITI Aayog releases compendium of various Ayush-based initiatives

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NITI Aayog has released a compendium of AYUSH based medical interventions from States and Union Territories.

  • The name of this compendium is "Mitigation and Management of COVID-19: Compendium of AYUSH-Based Practices from Indian States and Union Territories".

  • This compendium gives detailed information on various AYUSH-based initiatives and measures taken by the States and Union Territories in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

  • It was released by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Suman Beri and Minister of State for AYUSH and Women and Child Development Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai.

  • In preparing this compendium of AYUSH-based measures, NITI Aayog has contacted all the States and Union Territories and urged them to share the AYUSH measures taken in mitigating and managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The report indicated that there is a need to further strengthen the traditional health systems in the country.

  • The compendium also includes a summary of the Ministry of AYUSH, guidelines and initiatives of the Government of India.

  • The measures mentioned in the collection were divided into five categories:

  1. Information about the targets of the measures adopted by the States and Union Territories

  2. AYUSH Human Resource and Infrastructure

  3. Quick Actions and Initiatives

  4. Digital Platforms and Tele-medicine

  5. Issues to arise or to be resolved

  • About NITI Aayog

  • It is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India, it provides directional and policy inputs.

  • It designs strategic and long-term policies.

  • It also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre, States, and Union Territories.

  • The Governing Council of NITI Aayog is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes the Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories and the Lieutenant Governors of other Union Territories. 

  • It was constituted on January 1, 2015.

  • NITI stands for National Institution for Transforming India.

  • The Government of India constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission, which was set up in 1950.

  • This step was taken to better meet the needs and aspirations of the people.

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