A high-powered meeting of ministers, secretaries and other senior officials of the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was organised today to strengthen the process of integration of Ayush system in public health. Under the stewardship of Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and AYUSH Minister Sarbanand Sonowal, both Ministries committed to streamline and operationalise a comprehensive approach of integration in the field of healthcare delivery system. A well-defined mechanism has been put in place to achieve the intended integration of Modern medicine and Traditional Health systems of the country.
Mr Mandaviya said at the outset that a monthly joint review mechanism is being implemented to take the process of synergised action forward and accomplish a 360-degree integration of both ministries at all functional and conceptual levels. While underlining the importance of the initiative, Mr Sonowal said that both ministries will work ‘hand-in-hand’ in a way that the health seeking masses of the country benefit the most.