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Steps Taken for Development of AYUSH Systems: Minister apprises parliament


Steps Taken for Development of AYUSH Systems: Minister apprises parliament

New Delhi: There are 7,73,668 AYUSH practitioners registered in India as on 01.01.2017, the AYUSH Minister Shri Sripad Naik recently informed the parliament.

The minister was responding to a question raised by Lok Sabha Member Shri Hari Manjhi, asking about the number and breakup of AYUSH practitioners practising in the country and highlighting the steps taken by the Ministry for the promotion of AYUSH systems.

The government of India has adopted a strategy of Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), thus enabling choice to the patients for different systems of medicines under single window. The engagement of AYUSH Doctors/paramedics and their training is supported by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, while the support for AYUSH infrastructure, equipment/furniture and medicines are provided by Ministry of AYUSH under National AYUSH Mission (NAM).

The government has taken following steps to popularise the AYUSH system in the urban and rural areas:

  1. The State / UT Governments are provided Grant-in-aid for procurement of essential AYUSH medicines for AYUSH Hospitals & Dispensaries, AYUSH Co-located facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHC), Community Health Centres (CHC) and District Hospital (DH) under National AYUSH Mission (NAM).
  2. Further, provision has also been made for following activities under NAM:

i) Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) has been included as a strategy of Mass Media Communication incorporating AYUSH strengths in early prevention of diseases through promotion of healthy diet and life style to be adopted by the community which will be advocated by the states.

ii) Public Health Outreach activity has been included to focus on increasing awareness about AYUSH’s strength in solving community health problems resulting from nutritional deficiencies, epidemics and vector-borne diseases, Maternal and Child Health Care.

iii) AYUSH Gram is a concept wherein one village per block is selected for adoption of method and practice of AYUSH way of life and interventions of health care. In AYUSH village AYUSH based lifestyles are promoted through behavioural change communication, training of village health workers towards identification and use of local medicinal herbs and provision of AYUSH health services.

  1. The Ministry takes up initiatives for propagation and promotion of AYUSH systems of medicine including Ayurveda by organizing Arogya fairs/ Melas, Conferences, Exhibitions, Seminar, Workshops, Symposium and also undertaking publicity through electronic multimedia, print media campaigning for awareness amongst the citizens all over the country.
  2. Celebration of International day of Yoga by organizing one month Yoga Training Programme in all districts of India.

State wise AYUSH Registered Practitioners (Doctors) as on 1-1-2017

S.No. States/Uts Ayurveda Unani Siddha Naturopathy Homoeopathy Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Andhra Pradesh 15921 702 0 123 5247 21993
2 Arunachal Pradesh 44 2 0 0 293 339
3 Assam 1002 0 0 0 1160 2162
4 Bihar 96841 7123 0 0 31992 135956
5 Chhattisgarh 3430 148 0 102 1824 5504
6 Delhi 3421 2011 0 0 4827 10259
7 Goa 636 0 0 0 671 1307
8 Gujarat 26311 321 0 0 21455 48087
9 Haryana 8351 268 0 0 5605 14224
10 Himachal Pradesh 4975 0 0 0 1233 6208
11 Jammu & Kashmir 2937 2498 0 0 388 5823
12 Jharkhand 147 30 0 0 285 462
13 Karnataka 33869 1948 4 745 9102 45668
14 Kerala 24076 108 1657 147 13156 39144
15 Madhya Pradesh 46486 1685 0 15 16711 64897
16 Maharashtra 76465 6833 0 0 64538 147836
17 Manipur 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Meghalaya 0 0 0 0 334 334
19 Mizoram 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Nagaland 0 0 0 0 2084 2084
21 Odisha 4846 25 0 0 9645 14516
22 Punjab 11135 211 0 0 4411 15757
23 Rajasthan 9762 983 0 8 7810 18563
24 Sikkim 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Tamil Nadu 4357 1182 6844 788 5075 18246
26 Telangana 10937 4764 0 314 4809 20824
27 Tripura 0 0 0 0 331 331
28 Uttar Pradesh 36626 13423 0 0 33425 83474
29 Uttarakhand 2806 129 0 0 726 3661
30 West Bengal 3503 5172 0 0 37178 45853
31 A&N Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 156 156
33 D&N Haveli 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Daman&Diu 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Lakshdweep 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 Puducherry 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 428884 49566 8505 2242 284471 773668

Source: State Boards/Councils

 

 

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    Soumya pateriya January 2, 2019, 2:52 pm

    Government should take the steps for improving naturopathy system and providing doctors in all over India….and should include many things in syllabus….also to include the syllabus of naturopathy and yoga in civil examination

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    Pranali Anil Ahir January 2, 2019, 2:23 am

    Government job in Maharashtra for homeopathic.

  3. 1st govt should add the ayush syllabus in civil exams like IAS and IPS exams then they will come to know about ayurveda for IAS officers who will be the decision makers for evrything ,until unless this is done no body can improve quality of ayush

  4. Ayush should start giving registration to the colleges or universities which is having bachelor degree in naturopathy

  5. Ayush should start register to deploma holder in naturopathy