Ministry of AYUSH introduces several initiatives to integrate the modern and traditional systems of Medicine

Sep 16, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of AYUSH on September 15, 2020 has introduced various initiatives to integrate the modern and traditional systems of Medicine. 

The highlights of the initiative are as follows:

• Ministry of AYUSH under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) has decided to co-locate 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 medicine under single window. The engagement of AYUSH Doctors/paramedics and their training are 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 shared responsibilities.

• Three Research Councils of the Ministry of AYUSH namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences(CCRAS), Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Unani Medicines (CCRUM) have jointly taken up a project on National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer Diabetes Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) through integration of Allopathy and AYUSH system on pilot basis in different districts in collaboration with Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

• CCRUM has also undertaken several collaborative projects with modern allopathic hospitals like AIIMS, New Delhi; JN Medical College, Aligarh and Vallabh Bhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi.

• Central Council for Research in Siddha, a Research Council of the Ministry has initiated various collaborative clinical studies with modern allopathic hospitals like Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai; Govt. Theni Medical College, Tamil Nadu; Govt. Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida; Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai and Govt. Medical College & ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

• CCRH has co-location of homoeopathy treatment centre in allopathic hospitals for providing treatment on various clinical conditions at nine places across the country.

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