The Ministry of AYUSH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for providing technical support to the Ministry of AYUSH for digitalisation of AYUSH sector under the AYUSH Grid project for a period of three years.
The MoU, signed by Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, AYUSH and Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, MeitY, is in continuation of the earlier MoU, which was signed in 2019. 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 adoption of emerging technologies.
The Ministry of AYUSH has conceptualised ‘AYUSH Grid’ Project, as part of the Digital India programme, 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 healthcare.