Name of the Section:
AYUSH Cell, Directorate of Health Services, Campal, Panaji – Goa
AYUSH systems of Medicine include Indian systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy. AYUSH is an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa & Homoeopathy. Ayurveda is the oldest system with documented history of its practice since more than 5000 years whereas Homoeopathy is in practice in India for around 100 years. These systems are being practised in the country with diverse preferences of people and infrastructural facilities.
National AYUSH Mission (NAM):
The basic objective of NAM is to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost effective AYUSH services, strengthening of educational systems, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani & Homoeopathy (ASU &H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU & H raw materials. It envisages flexibility of implementation of the programmes which will lead to substantial participation of the State Governments/UT. The NAM contemplates establishment of a National Mission as well as corresponding Missions in the State level. NAM is likely to improve significantly the Department’s outreach in terms of planning, supervision and monitoring of the schemes.
The State AYUSH Society Goa (SASG) was constituted on 16 June, 2015 to implement the National AYUSH Mission in the state. The AYUSH Cell was formed to ensure seamless implementation of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes under NAM in the state. State AYUSH Society Goa under National AYUSH Mission is constituted with objective to promote AYUSH Health Care System and to provide cost effective AYUSH Services to community in the state Goa.
AYUSH Cell under the Directorate of Health Services is dedicated to providing an umbrella of AYUSH Services to the people of Goa. It implements the programmes envisioned under the National AYUSH Mission by the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India.
Its main functions are as follows:
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