Integration of AYUSH with NPCDCS
The Ministry of AYUSH through its three research organizations i.e. Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy(CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine(CCRUM) has launched a programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).
Yoga is a part as adjuvant therapy. The major objective of the programme is prevention and early diagnosis of these diseases; reduce complications; reduce drug dependency through these systems. It also aims towards capacity building for human resource development.
The districts in which the programme has been initiated are as below:
CCRAS- Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Gaya (Bihar).
CCRUM- Lahimpur Khiri (Uttar Pradesh)
CCRH-Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and Darjeeling (West Bengal)
The Guidelines and Training Manual for the programme have also been designed and developed and printed for all officials, including Yoga Instructors, Yoga Volunteers and Multitasking staff (MTS).
The Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials have been designed, developed and printed for the distribution at Community level by organizing awareness and screening camps. These are provided to the patients and their attendants/wards attending Lifestyle clinics (LSC)/Non-Communicable Disease (NCD – AYUSH) clinics established at various levels i.e. District Hospitals/Community Health Centers (CHCs)/ Primary Health Centers (PHCs).
This information was given by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.