The 12th Five Year Plan seeks to expand the reach of healthcare and work towards long term objective of establishing a system of Universal Health Coverage in the country. During the 12th Plan period, AYUSH system would be increasingly main-streamed using their areas of strengths in preventive and promotive healthcare, diseases and health conditions relating to women and children, older persons, NCDs, mental ailments, stress management, palliative care, rehabilitation and health promotion.
Thrust Areas of the Department of AYUSH during the 12th Five Year Plan including priorities for 2013-14
An allocation of Rs.10,044 crores has been made for AYUSH during 12th Plan as against the 11th Plan expenditure of Rs. 2994 crores to focus on the following thrust areas.
(i) Increasing involvement of AYUSH in the health services and its greater role for bridging the gaps for achieving Universal Health Coverage.
(ii) Department of AYUSH seeks to use its core competence in preventive and promotive healthcare, diseases and health conditions relating to women and children, older persons, NCDs, mental ailments, stress management, palliative care, rehabilitation and health promotion for Universal Health Coverage.
12th Plan Proposals: The 12th Plan proposals include setting up of the following Institutions.
(i) Homoeopathic Medicine Pharmaceutical Co. Limited.
(ii) All India Institute of Yoga.
(iii) All India Institute of Homoeopathy.
(iv) All India Institute of Unani Medicine.
(v) National Institute of Sowa Rigpa.
(vi) National Institute of Medicinal Plants.
(vii) National AYUSH Library & Achieves.
(viii) Central Council for Research in Sowa Rigpa.
(ix) National Commission for Human Resources in AYUSH.
(x) Central Drug Controller for AYUSH.
(xi) Indian Institute of AYUSH Pharmaceuticals Sciences.
(xii) National Institute of Geriatrics.
(xiii) National Institute on Metabolic & Life Style Diseases.
(xiv) National Institute of Drugs Tobacco De-addiction.
New Programmes: The following new programmes are also proposed to be introduced as a part of the National Mission on AYUSH.
(i) AYUSH Gram.
(ii) Pharmaco vigilance initiative for ASU drugs.
(iii) Strengthening of Research Councils’ Unit.
(iv) National AYUSH Health Programme.
(v) Hospitals & Dispensaries (under NRHM including AYUSH – Flexi-pool).