New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) Ministry of AYUSH is organising ‘First National Summit on Invest in AYUSH’ to encourage public sector undertakings under different Ministries, departments of the Government and private companies to invest in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
The event will be held at Ambedkar International Centre here on November 4, 2018.
A preparatory meeting for the summit was held on Tuesday, which was presided by
AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik.
On this occasion, Mr Naik said the Ministry has taken many new initiatives to increase the market size of AYUSH and we are in close cooperation with Industry Chambers like FICCI, CII, PHD Chambers and ASSOCHAM to achieve this goal.
He appreciated the initiatives taken by these chambers by constituting Ayurveda or AYUSH committees to give special emphasis on AYUSH sector.
Mr Naik also said the Ministry has signed MoU with Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to develop entrepreneurs in AYUSH sector and to strengthen the existing AYUSH Industry sector including manufacturers of AYUSH drugs, cosmetics, food supplements, hospital industry.
He added,’we will be working with MSME to organise 50 Entrepreneurship Development Programs in next one year in different cities covering all the states across the country.’ The Minister also said the Ministry has taken a challenge to create one lakhs job opportunities in AYUSH Sector under the Champion Sector Scheme as devised by Union Cabinet and the Ministry is working with Commerce Ministry to support non-government sector to establish many international standard Ayurveda and other AYUSH Hospitals.
Mr Naik added that the Ministry is also developing horizontal integration with other Ministries of Government of India. He said the Railways Ministry has agreed to set up AYUSH wing in five railway hospitals.
Likewise, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Home Ministry, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Labour is also setting AYUSH wings in hospitals under their respective ministries.
Mr Naik said many PSUs have also come forward to set up AYUSH hospitals.
The Ministry has taken many initiatives for promotion and propagation of AYUSH systems.
There is growth of 15.38 per cent in the number of patients treated with AYUSH systems of Medicine through AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries in last four years, an official statement said here.
The Centre has allowed hundred per cent foreign direct investments in health sector. Due to resurgence in the global demand for AYUSH and Herbal products the total value of Export the AYUSH and Herbal products has increased to from 354.68 million dollar in year 2014 -15 to 401.68 million dollar in 2016-17 in global market.
NITI Aayog and Department of Industrial and Policy and Promotion are the partner organisations of this first National summit in AYUSH.