13 August 2022 | News
The MoU will provide technical support to the Ministry of Ayush for the digitalisation of the sector for three years
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Ayush and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for providing technical support to the Ministry of Ayush for the digitalisation of the Ayush Sector under the Ayush Grid project for three years. This MoU is the continuation of the earlier MoU, which was signed in the year 2019.
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ayush and Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary MeitY signed the MoU on behalf of both the Ministries. It was decided that both the ministries will continue to work in collaboration and MeitY along with organisations under MeitY will extend all technical support required for the Ayush Grid project including the adoption of emerging technologies.
Ministry of Ayush has conceptualized ‘Ayush Grid’ Project, as part of the Digital India Program, which leverages ‘Information and Technology’ to transform operational efficiency, improve service delivery and enhance quality of services. The Ayush Grid platform is envisaged to be the IT backbone; allowing integration of all stakeholders and functions/ services related to Ayush systems of health care. From a user’s perspective, Ayush Grid is the proposed central IT platform offering multiple IT services for all systems of medicines under Ayush viz. Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homeopathy across functional areas, namely, healthcare delivery, education, research, capacity building, drug licensing and standardization along with media outreach.