Nagaland utilised Ayush HR, infrastructure proactively in COVID management — NITI Aayog
Dimapur, July 3 (EMN): The Central government’s apex public policy think tank, NITI Aayog, stated that Nagaland adopted a proactive approach for training and deployment of Ayush human resource (HR), and utilisation of Ayush infrastructure in the mitigation and management of COVID-19.
The majority of the Ayush doctors were under a correlated facility in the state and they were assigned COVID related duties, a report on compendium of Ayush based practices from Indian states and union territories by NITI Aayog maintained.
In the Ayush HR and infrastructure, the report stated that one Ayush doctor was deployed in each district to assist the district surveillance team for contact tracing of COVID-19; Ayush doctors were trained and deployed in the quarantine facilities and team of COVID-19 related activities; the integrated Ayush hospitals in Dimapur and Noklak were utilised as COVID Care Centres and the integrated Ayush hospital in Kohima was turned into a COVID care hospital.
The report further suggested that there was a need to revisit the state policies to further strengthen the traditional healthcare systems in the country. The integration of evidence-based Ayush services with the contemporary system can play a vital role in strengthening India’s fight against COVID-19 and similar crises in future.
The Ministry of Ayush (MoA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) jointly provided training to 33,000 Ayush master trainers as the two collaborated for the utilisation of Ayush Human Resource as COVID warriors for the management of COVID-19 with various identified roles. Further, a total of 83,000 Ayush personnel obtained training at the Integrated Government Online Training (IGOT) portal.
In the digital platform, telemedicine and similar initiatives, the report claimed that video clippings were uploaded on the department website and on YouTube for COVID awareness and immunity; advertisement prints on Ayurveda and Yoga for immunity were disseminated through the local newspapers; talk on COVID awareness campaign and benefits of Ayush immunity boosters in Churches, schools, village and panchayats were conducted.