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. Now, Ministry of AYUSH has been formed on 9th November 2014 to ensure the optimal development and propagation of AYUSH systems of health care.

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 37 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 74
 community Health centre (CHC) 22 20
 Sub- Divisional Hospital (SDH) 12 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) 32 - -
 Medical Officer (Ayurved) 47 - -
 Honorary Homoeo Physician (HHP) 10 - -
 Pharmacist (Homoeo) 61 - -
 Pharmacist (Ayurved) 48 - -

Medical Officer (AYUSH), Homoeo

- 87 04
 Medical Officer (AYUSH), Ayurved - 46 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 199 169 26

 Key Achievements :-

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 D-pharma course in Ayurved & Homoeopathy:-

 D-pharma course in Ayurved & Homoeopathy will be started in this academic year at RIPSAT. Total No. of seats =10 (Ten) in each stream.


 Training/ Workshop/ ToT under NAM:-  

A)  A two days national level hands-on training programme on Panchakrma for M.O (Ayurved) has been completed for 1st batch during the month of August 2018.

B)   A two days national level workshop on Homoeopathy for the M.O (Homoeo) has been completed during the month of July 2018.

C)  The Cascading Training Programme on General Wellness and Preventive Health Care including prevention of Diabetics Mellitus for ASHAs/ANMs has been completed on first phase by the Master trainers at West & Dhalai districts during the month of July & August, 2018.

D)  Two Doctors have been nominated & sent for 2 (two) days training program to master trainers on data entry into National AYUSH Morbidity and Standardized Terminology (NAMSTP) by duel coding system i.e. Ayurved, Siddha & Unani (ASU) morbidity code and ICD-10/11 conducting by CCRAS on 10th & 11th September 2018 at AYUSH Auditorium, JLNBCEHA Bhawan, Janakpuri, New Delhi


 Procurement of instruments & equipments:-

 Procurement of instruments for different ayurvedic procedures at OPD level & stethoscope, B.P machine, weight machine for Homoeo OPD level are under process.



 Installation of Panchakarma therapy unit at Ambassa PHC:-

 A new Panchakarma therapy unit at Ambassa PHC will be set-up shortly.



 CCRAS centre at Agartala:-

 A centre of Central Council of Research in Ayurveda & Sciences will be established at Agartala. As per communication made with the Ministry of AYUSH & CCRAS, Director General, CCRAS has been communicated regarding provision of free of accommodation for 2 years and also provision for 4 to 5 acres piece of land for establishment of full-fledged CCRAS institute. 



In service facility based training for M.O (Ayurveda):-

 In service facility based training for M.O (Ayurveda) (in state or out state) through MoU with renowned Ayurved Medical College & Hospital in South India will be started and the same is under process.


Construction/ Renovation of AYUSH OPD:-

Construction works for AYUSH OPD at Bir Chandra Manu PHC has been completed & for construction and renovation of AYUSH OPD tender have been floated from Engineering Section under DFW&P.M. The matter will be taken-up recently for Jirania CHC, Ranirbazar PHC, Katlamara PHC, Mandai PHC.


 AYUSH Medicine procurement:-

 For Procurement of Ayurvedic medicines supply order has been placed to IMPCL  for Rs.1.39 L and for procurement of Homoeopathic medicines has been completed for Rs.91.00 L from HOMCO & GAPL.



 Recruitment under NAM:-

 Few vacant posts under Integrated AYUSH Hospital at Kailashahar, Unakoti Tripura will be filled-up during this month.



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.


Dr. Supratim Bir,
Branch Officer (Ayurved), State Health & Family Welfare Society, NHM, Tripura and State AYUSH Mission, Tripura.
 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 Sushanta Sarkar, AAA (transferred at AYUSH CELL), SH&FWS 9862472703
 Sri Bimal Roy, Computer Assistant (AYUSH), SH&FWS 9862207761