Operational Integration of Ayush Grid with NDGM

Published on October 04, 2020
Current Context: A high level committee chaired by Vd. Rajesh Kotech, secretary of Ministry of AYUSH held a meeting and announced the operational integration of Ayush Grid with National
Operational Integration of Ayush Grid with NDGM
Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
  • Ayush Grid is the emerging IT backbone for the AYUSH sector.
  • This integration is made to avail of health benefits to the public. 
  • This integration of Ayush Grid with NDHM will also accelerate mainstreaming the AYUSH discipline of healthcare. 
  • To integrate this, initially the Secretary of AYUSH ministry conducted a review to analyse current status of IT initiatives undertaken under Ayush Grid projects.
  • And after the review, Secretary observed that in the last two years Ayush Grid has performed successfully to bridge the digital gap in Ayush sector. 
  • He also observed that Ayush Grid has successfully implemented various critical healthcare IT projects. 
  • The integration will lead to digitization of AYUSH sector which will transform its fields like healthcare delivery at all levels including research, education, various health programmes and regulation of drugs.
  • It will also help in achieving national and global healthcare goals.
  • Static Part: What is Ayush Grid?: It is a project initiated by Ministry of AYUSH in 2018 to have a IT support to AYUSH ministry.
    • Activities held by Ayush Grid: Creation of COVID-19 dashboard, Ayush Sanjivani App, Yoga locator mobile app, AHMIS (AYUSH Health Management Information System)
    • Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH: Shripad Yesso Naik

Question: 

Q.1 Who chaired the committee which declared the operational integration of Ayush Grid with National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)?
a. Shripad Yesso Naik
b. Amitabh Kant
c. Dr Harsh Vardhan 
d. Rajesh Kotech

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