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Government of India
AYUSH
13-March-2018 18:40 IST
New AYUSH Dispensaries for Himachal Pradesh

Uunder Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), there is provision of financial assistance for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in the States/UTs. Central Government has released grant-in-aid for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries as reflected by the Himachal Pradesh Government in their State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) from 2015-16 to       2017-18. The details are as below:

SlNo

Year

No. of units approved for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh

Amount approved for upgradation of existing standalone AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh (Rs. In lakh)

1

2015-16

160

57.50

2

2016-17

649

82.40

3

2017-18

325

243.75

Total

1134

383.65

  *No utilization has been reported by the State Government.

     Public health being a State subject, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of required number of doctors and infrastructure in AYUSH dispensaries of Himachal Pradesh lies with the State Government. No data in this regard is maintained by the Central Government. However, the Central Government has approved Rs.383.65 lakhs during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for upgradation of AYUSH dispensaries in Himachal Pradesh.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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