As of now, the Ministry of AYUSH has signed 25 Country to Country MoUs for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy namely Nepal, Bangladesh, Hungary, Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia, WHO Geneva, Mauritius, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Myanmar, Germany (Joint declaration), Iran, Sao Tome & Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea, Cuba, Colombia, Japan (MoC), Bolivia, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, China, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.
23 MoUs for undertaking collaborative research in AYUSH systems of medicine have been signed with various foreign universities in countries namely Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, WHO Geneva, United States, Argentina, Israel, Brazil, Australia, Austria Tajikistan, and Ecuador.
Ministry of AYUSH has signed 13 MoUs for setting up of AYUSH academic Chairs with foreign institutes/ universities in countries like Mauritius, Russia, Argentina, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Latvia, Trinidad & Tobago, etc.
Ministry of AYUSH is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme through State / UT Governments and providing financial assistance to them for development and promotion of AYUSH Systems as per the proposals received in their State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs). Further, Public Health being a State subject, the creation of Health facilities comes under the purview of the respective State / UT Government.
However, under National AYUSH Mission (NAM), as per the proposal received from State / UT Governments, the Ministry of AYUSH sanctioned setting up of 92 new up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospitals since the inception of NAM till 2019-20. During 2019-20, the Ministry of AYUSH provided grant-in-aid of Rs. 494.91 Crore to States/ UTs for various components under NAM and States / UTs have reported an expenditure of Rs. 117.77 Crore.
The Minister of State (The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Sh. KirenRijiju (Additional Charge)stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today. (Source - PIB)
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