New Delhi: Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) collaborated with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the impact of existing National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) Program.
In a response to a question asked in Rajya Sabha, ShripadYesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH has stated that AYUSH in collaboration with Directorate General(DG) of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has taken the initiative for integration of AYUSH system with National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) Program to fortify the impact of existing NPCDCS Program.
Around 18.99 lakhs people have been screened with 1.75 lakhs patients enrolled till 31 May. He also discussed various other interventions in different parts of the country.
The Ayurveda intervention is implemented in 52 centres of Bhilwara(Rajasthan), Surendranagar (Gujarat) and Gaya (Bihar). Unani intervention is implemented at one district hospital and 17 Community Health Centres (CHCs) at the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.
Homeopathy intervention is implemented at 21 centres of Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and Darjeeling (West Bengal) districts and has extended to Sambalpur(Odisha) and Nashik (Maharashtra) from May 2017.