AYUSH teams up with global health agencies to promote Ayurvedic medicines

New Delhi: Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has implemented a project viz Integration of AYUSH (Ayurveda) with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) program in the identified districts.

So far more than 9 lakh patients have been screened and 93,117 patients have been enrolled for long term management through Ayurvedic interventions, lifestyle modifications and yoga.

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), under Ministry of AYUSH has developed AYUSH-82, a formulation through extensive research methodologies and the same has been commercialised for further benefit of the public at large.

CCRAS has developed AYUSH-QOL-2C for improving the quality of life of breast & cervical cancer patients in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi and St. Jones Medical College (Bengaluru).

In addition to this, CCRAS has validated 82 classical Ayurvedic formulations and 11 new drugs on more than 32 diseases & conditions, lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, bronchial asthma, hypertension, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), iron deficiency, anaemia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, haemorrhoids, Computer vision syndrome, and obesity.

To encourage the export of AYUSH products under Central Sector Scheme for promotion of International Cooperation incentives are provided to AYUSH drug manufacturers, entrepreneurs, AYUSH institutions and hospitals for registration of AYUSH products with regulatory bodies of different countries such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of United States, Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of United Kingdom and Natural, Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Canada, and European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union.

Indus Dictum had also reported that AYUSH is cultivating medicinal plants along the banks of Ganga river in various states for conservation and sustainable management of such plants.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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