Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development & management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health etc.
From the UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: e-Aushadhi Portal
Mains level: Need of promoting AYUSH system of medicines
- Ministry of AYUSH has launched the e-AUSHADHI portal, for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs.
- The portal is intended for increased transparency, improved information management facility, improved data usability and increased accountability. T
- In this direction, this new e-portal is an acronym for Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy Automated Drug Help Initiative. He further added that
- This portal will aid the licensing authority, manufactures and consumers.
- It will also provide real time information of the licensed manufactures and their products, cancelled and spurious drugs, contact details of the concerned authority for specific grievances.