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Ministry of Railways sign MoU with Ministry of AYUSH

The Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi  to augment Ayush services in Railway hospitals. The MoU is signed to augment the AYUSH system services in its zonal hospitals at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.

The MoU was signed between the Principal Executive Director of Health, Gajendra Kumar, on behalf of the Ministry of Railways and Advisor Manoj Nesari from Ministry of AYUSH.

Highlights of the MoU


  • Under the terms of the MoU signed, Ministry of Railways will arrange for providing logistics and infrastructure in the form of Land & building, equipment, furniture, AYUSH medicines and consumables as well as Manpower as per its guidelines.
  • It will organize and provide orientation training to newly recruited AYUSH Doctors and AYUSH Paramedicals.
  • Ministry of AYUSH in turn will provide all other technical inputs required for introduction of AYUSH Systems in the five identified Railways Hospitals.
  • The Ministry will also provide technical knowhow regarding the pharmacopoeia, medicine inventory, hospital planning.
  • Guidelines of manpower requirement and Recruitment Rules; Procedures of AYUSH Doctors, AYUSH Para medical required for introduction of AYUSH Systems in five Railway Hospitals including the guidelines for contractual AYUSH doctors and paramedical staff would be aided by MoAYUSH.
  • Presently Indian Railways is running 126 Homeopathic Clinics and 40 Ayurvedic Clinics through staff benefit fund under welfare section of establishment directorate.
  • The MoU would not only offer the advantage of holistic healthcare for the railways employees, but also enhance the reach and awareness of these highly effective traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda into a larger stratum of society.

Expected Questions

The Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with_____________ to augment its services in Railway hospitals.
a. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
b.  Ministry of Ayush
c. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
d. None of the above

The Ministry of Railways has signed an MoU with Ministry of Ayush in New Delhi  to augment Ayush services in Railway hospitals. The MoU is signed to augment the AYUSH system services in its zonal hospitals at 
a. New Delhi, Mumbai, Bilaspur, Allahabad and Kolkata
b. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Allahabad and Hajipur
c. New Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati
d. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati
Ministry of Railways sign MoU with Ministry of AYUSH Ministry of Railways sign MoU with Ministry of AYUSH Reviewed by insiya yadav on February 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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