Government policy think tank NITI Aayog has released a compendium of AYUSH-based practices from states and Union Territories (UTs) for containing and managing COVID-19 outbreak, an official statement said.
Releasing the compendium, Suman Bery, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, said it is critical to communicate the learnings from the testing times during the COVID-19 outbreak about how AYUSH practices implemented at national- and state-level benefitted people.
The compendium provides information focussed on practices adopted by various states and UTs of India for strengthening the country’s fight against COVID-19, using AYUSH’s resources and interventions, Bery added.
Also, speaking at the occasion, VK Paul, member (health), NITI Aayog, said he is hopeful that practices documented in this compendium will be useful to address any future surge of the pandemic and also serve as a model of an integrative approach to health action.
According to the statement, in preparing the compendium of AYUSH-based practices, NITI Aayog reached out to all state governments and administrations of UTs, requesting them to share AYUSH practices they have undertaken for COVID-19 mitigation and management.
Edits by EP News Bureau