National Health Mission envisages co-location of AYUSH Services in facilities

AYUSH system
AYUSH system

As per Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002 under clause 1.1.3 “No person other than a doctor having qualification recognised by Medical Council of India and registered with Medical Council of India/State Medical Council(s) is allowed to practice Modern System of Medicine or Surgery. A person obtaining qualification in any other system of Medicine is not allowed to practice Modern system of Medicine in any form.”

Under National Health Mission (NHM), the principle of ‘Mainstreaming of AYUSH’ was adopted to enhance choice of services for beneficiaries of public health facilities, including Primary Health Centres and also to revitalize local health care traditions. Accordingly, NHM Implementation Framework envisages co-location of AYUSH services in health facilities.

The measures to check fake AYUSH practices is responsibility of the respective State Government.

The cabinet note for ‘The Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Pharmacy Central Council Bill-2016’ after approval of MOS (I/C) for AYUSH, was circulated for inter-departmental consultation. Comments received from Law Ministry have been incorporated.

Government has established two new institutes i.e.

i. All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi with 200 bedded referral hospital for Post Graduate and Ph.D level education in the field of Ayurveda.

ii. North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy (NEIAH) at Shillong, Meghalaya with 100 bedded Ayurvedic hospital and 50 bedded Homeopathy hospital to provide Under Graduate, Post Graduate, doctoral and Post doctoral teaching in Ayurveda and Homoepathy.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question in LokSabha

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