Regional review meeting on National Ayush Mission held for six states & UTs in Mumbai

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The Regional Review Meeting, the fourth in a series following Eastern, Madhya, and Southern zones, focused on the National Ayush Mission and brought together officials and representatives from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, and the UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu in Mumbai. The meeting was inaugurated by Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, and attended by Union Minister of State for Ayush & Women and Child Development, Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai, along with Secretary of Ayush Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal emphasized the vision and objectives of the National Ayush Mission (NAM) in providing Ayush healthcare services across the country while stressing the importance of making Ayush accessible to all. The budgetary provisions for the NAM Scheme has also increased from 800 crore to 1200 crore. He highlighted the need for integrating modern and traditional medicine systems to provide the best healthcare and acknowledged the role of the World Health Organization and the Indian government in promoting traditional medicine. The meeting featured discussions on Ayush program outcomes, one-to-one review meetings with states/UTs, and presentations on the progress and roadmap for Ayush until 2025. The inaugural session concluded with a 5-minute Yoga Break (Common Yoga Protocol), followed by interactive sessions and knowledge sharing among participating states/UTs and research councils/national institutes of the Ministry of Ayush.

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