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What is the full form of AYUSH


AYUSH: Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy

AYUSH stands for Ayurvedic, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. It refers to the Department of AYUSH. Earlier it was known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H). It was renamed Department of AYUSH in November 2003 with a view to give more emphasis on the development of Education and Research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. In 2003, it was operating under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Today, it is under the Ministry of AYUSH which was established on 9 November 2014. It is headquartered in New Delhi. AS of July 2017, Sh. Shripad Yesso Naik is the Minister of State of AYUSH.

AYUSH full form

Key Objectives

  • To improve and upgrade the educational standard of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy colleges across the country
  • To support and strengthen the research institutions for the research on diseases for which they have an effective treatment
  • To launch schemes for promotion and cultivation of medicinal plants used in these systems of medicine
  • To develop pharmacopoeial standards for Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy drugs

List of organizations under the ministry of AYUSH

Research Councils:

  • Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), New Delhi
  • Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), New Delhi
  • Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), New Delhi
  • Central Council for Research in Siddha (CCRS), TAMIL NADU
  • Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), New Delhi

Statutory Councils for Regulation of Education and Practice:

  • Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi
  • Central Council for Homoeopathy (CCH), New Delhi

National Institutes:

  • National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (NIA)
  • National Institute of Siddha, Chennai (NIA)
  • National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata (NIH)
  • National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune (NIN)
  • National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore (NIUM)
  • Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Medicine, Jamnagar, Gujarat (IPGTR)
  • Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth (RAV), New Delhi
  • Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi

Drug Manufacturing Unit:

  • Indian Medicine Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd. (IMPCL), Uttarakhand

Laboratories:

  • Pharmacopoeial Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
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