The Ministry of AYUSH has initiated steps to set up a nationwide digital platform called “AYUSH GRID” which aims to bring onboard all AYUSH facilities including hospitals and laboratories and to promote traditional systems of healthcare.
Ministry of AYUSH has conceptualized AYUSH GRID Project for digitalization of the entire AYUSH Sector. After completion of due procedures, Ministry has on boarded a Project Management Consultancy and this agency is in the process of preparation of As–Is report, Gap Analysis, To-Be report, which shall be part of Detailed Project Report (DPR). After completion of DPR, with the help of the consulting agency, Ministry will go ahead with on boarding of System Integrator/s for actual development of AYUSH GRID Project.
Currently, Ministry has launched Pilot Projects like AYUSH Hospital Information Management System (A-HMIS), Tele-Medicine, Yogaloctaor Application, Bhuvan Application, Yoga Portal, Case Registry Portal, etc. and these projects will be co-opted in AYUSH GRID Project in future.
After completion of DPR, Ministry will process EFC Memo for required budget for the Project.
Ministry of AYUSH has also proposed to establish 12,500 AYUSH centres across the country for traditional system of healthcare and medicines.
12,500 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) are proposed to be established by up gradation of existing State Government AYUSH dispensaries and Sub Health Centres by the year 2023-24. Total financial allocation proposed for the scheme is Rs. 3399.35 crores over the time period of five years.
This information was given by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.