The Umbrella term AYUSH is the acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. At present in a global resurgence of demand for natural medicine has given a significant fillip to the development of Indian medicine. This system is moving ahead with use of latest technological & scientific developments. AYUSH system of medicine have age-old acceptance among various communities in India and played an important role in prevention and mitigation of disease. Among the 5 (Five) systems of AYUSH, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Yoga are equally practiced throughout Tripura both at Govt. and non Govt. levels. Remaining others might have not developed much in this State. In addition some folk medicines are practiced by local tribes in rural areas which could not be well documented.
Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March,1995 and re-named as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November, 2003 with a view to providing focused attention to development of Education & Research in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy systems.

AYUSH services in the state:-

A) Stand- alone AYUSH Health Facilities:-

Name of the Health Institutions

No. of Health Institution Bedded/ Non-bedded
  State Ayurvedic Hospital

Paradise Chowmuhani, Agartala, West Tripura

1 Bedded (10 nos)
  State Homoeopathic Hospital,

Sadhu Tilla, West Tripura

1 Bedded (20 nos)


  Integrated AYUSH Hospital,

RGM Hospital Complex, Kailasahar, Unakoti

1 Bedded (15 nos)
  Ayurvedic Dispensary 36 Non-bedded
  Homoeopathic Dispensary 73 Non-bedded

B) Panchakarma facilities are available at :-

 Name of the Health Institutions where Panchakarma services are available

 No. of Unit

 State Ayurvedic Hospital, Agartala, West Tripura. 01
 RGM Sub- Divisional Hospital , Kailasahar, Unakoti Tripura. 01
 District Hospital, Gomati District, Tripura. 01
 Belonia Sub-Divisional Hospital, South Tripura. 01

C) co-location of AYUSH facilities with existing Allopathic Health Institutions :-

Category of Institutions Total No. of Health Institutions No. of Health Institutions having AYUSH facilities.
 Primary Health centre (PHC) 108 70
 community Health centre (CHC) 22 20
 Sub- Divisional Hospital (SDH) 13 11
 District Hospital (DH) 06 05
 Total 149 106

AYUSH Manpower in the state at a glance :-

A) Status of AYUSH Medico & other staffs under Health & Family Welfare Deptt. & National Health Mission (NHM) & National AYUSH Mission (NAM) :-

 Designation Under HFW Deptt. (Nos.)  Under NHM  (Nos.)  Under NAM  (Nos.)
 Medical Officer (Homoeo) 34 - -
 Medical Officer (Ayurved) 47 - -
 Honorary Homoeo Physician (HHP) 10 - -
 Pharmacist (Homoeo) 61 - -
 Pharmacist (Ayurved) 48 - -

Medical Officer (AYUSH), Homoeo

- 85 04
 Medical Officer (AYUSH), Ayurved - 48 05
 Pharmacist (AYUSH), Homoeo - 18 02
 Pharmacist (AYUSH), Ayurved - 06 01
 Masseur - 08 -
 Junior Scientific Officer (Homoeo) N/A - 01
 Junior Scientific Officer (Ayurved) 1 - 01
 Junior Scientific Officer (Pharm. Chemistry) N/A - 01
 Programme Management Unit (PMU) - 04 -
 Others - - 11
 Total 201 169 26

Key activities are going on & will be covered as follows :-

Sl. No.  Activities
1  IEC activities on AYUSH are going on.
2  Training Programme on AYUSH for Medical Officers (AYUSH)/ RBSK & Pharmacists (AYUSH)/ RBSK under    H&FW Deptt. & NHM will be conducted soon.
3  AYUSH Gram is running in two districts namely, Sepahijala & Gomati District.
4  AYUSH Wellness Centre is running at present at Students Health Home, West Tripura.
5  Public Health Outreach Activity.
6  AYUSH awareness programme.
7  Orientation training programme on AYUSH for AYUSH Medico staffs will be conducted shortly.
8  Training programme on ASU & H drugs for IODs & JSOs will be conducted shortly.
9  Training programme for ASHAs/ ANMs by the master trainers in connection with starting  cascading training programme on General Wellness and Preventive Health Care including prevention of Diabetes Mellitus will be conducted shortly.


AYUSH CELL ( Contact) :-

 Name & designation of the Officers/ staffs  Contact No. E-mail
Dr. Prashanta Bhowmik, Branch Officer (AYUSH), State Health & Family Welfare Society, NHM, Tripura and State AYUSH Mission, Tripura. 09436139670/9485136437 pmuayushtripura@gmail.com
 Sri Shuba Bhattacharjee, Programme Manager ( AYUSH), SH&FWS & State Assistant Public Information Officer, State AYUSH Mission, Tripura. 9436133208
 Sri Surajit Paul, Finance Manager (AYUSH), SH&FWS 9402163733
 Sri Premangshu Raha, AAA (depurted at AYUSH CELL), SH&FWS 9862211459
 Sri Bimal Roy, Computer Assistant (AYUSH), SH&FWS 9862207761