Inclusion of Ayurveda in AYUSHMAN BHARAT - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)

Inclusion of Ayurveda in AYUSHMAN BHARAT - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)

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Respected Sir,

I am writing this petition regarding the inclusion of Ayurveda in AYUSHMAN BHARAT - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).

We, the Ayurvedic fraternity shocked regarding non-inclusion of  Ayurveda in AYUSHMAN BHARAT. Here I am justifying with facts why Ayurveda is to be included.

The glory of Ayurveda lies in its evolution of theory for maintenance of health and genesis of diseases. Centuries have come and gone; the nature of disease perhaps has changed; New diseases have appeared and some of the old one are almost extinct. But Ayurvedic theory of maintenance of health stands for all times and circumstances justifying ancient needs and catering for the future.

I welcome the the concept of Health and Wellness Centres for creating awareness about PM-JAY, and screening for non-communicable diseases.

When it comes health and wellness centre, Ayurveda comes first, because it plays key role in primary and secondary health care delivery. Even in tertiary health care also, the Ayurveda entered like improving the quality of life in Cancer patients, prevention and management of complications of type 2 DM, management of advanced cases of CKD patients on dialysis etc. 

For the management of non-communicable diseases especially chronic metabolic disorders and chronic degenerative disorders and life style disorders, Ayurveda system of medicine is the choice of treatment.

For the prevention and treatment of viral fevers such as Dengue, Chikungunya etc. the Ayurveda medications are used extensively with highest success rate in many states of India.

For ante-natal care, Ayurveda's time tested Garbha Samskar should be included in wellness programme. Likewise the Suvarnaprashana (Ayurvedic method of Immunization) should be included in Immunization programme.  

The number of inpatient and outpatient increased drastically since last 5 years as per the AYUSH dept. Data.

Respected Sir, with above justification and facts I request you to include the AYUREVDA under AYUSHMAN BHARAT - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). 

Jay Ayurveda and Jay Bhagawan Dhanvantari 

Vaiday Vasant Patil

 Executive Editor, Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) (