Separate ministry for AYUSH to revive traditional medicine

Before this, AYUSH was a department under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

 
By Kundan Pandey
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

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Taking a step forward in reviving traditional medicine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a separate portfolio for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH).
In the first expansion of his cabinet, Modi has entrusted the responsibility of the new portfolio to Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state (independent charge). Before this, it was a department under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The story of Ayush goes back to 1995 when Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was first created. In 2003, it was renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy with an objective to focus on development of education and research in ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy systems.
 
Since taking his oath as the Prime Minister of India, Modi has expressed his support for the traditional form of treatment, especially yoga, time and again. During his speech at the United Nations in the US, he appealed to the international community to celebrate International Yoga Day.

Meanwhile, a revamp of Modi’s cabinet has seen another major change in the MoHFW. Shifting Harsh Vardhan to low profile ministry, science and technology, the PM chose to appoint Jagat Prakash Nadda as new health minister of the country. Nadda has been in controversy for the removal of Sanjiv Chaturvedi, vigilance officer of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

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  • Congratulations to Modiji for

    Congratulations to Modiji for forming new Ministry for AYUSH. Also congratuletions to Shri Shripad Naik to be the first minister of this. Best wishes to succeed our govt. to make Un to declare International Yoga Day.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • Thanks for new ministry of

    Thanks for new ministry of ayush for the development of indian medicine systems

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • CONGRATULATIONS HONOURABLE

    CONGRATULATIONS HONOURABLE MODIJI WITH THANKS FOR FORMING AYUSH MINISTRY AND BEST WISHES TO MR. SHRIPAD NAIK JI TO BECOME FIRST MINISTER OF AYUSH.AGAIN CONGRATES WITH NEW YEAR GREETINGS.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • there has been done more for

    there has been done more for ayush department but no one is thinking for the future of ayush doctors. It is not clear whether ayush doctors are equivalent to mbbs or not. If possible please notify this on the website.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply