AYUSH - Health Newstrack
The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is a governmental body in India purposed with developing education and research in ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha, and homoeopathy, and other alternative medicine systems.
Created in March 1995 as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H), AYUSH received its current name in March 2003. It operates under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The Department has been elevated to an independent Ministry. The Ministry of AYUSH is formed in 9th November 2014 for providing more healthcare to the public.
Ayush is derived from Sanskrit, meaning “Long-life”.