AYUSH:

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.
The broad objectives are:

1. To recreate interest and faith in Indian system of Medicine & Homoeopathy.
2. Restructure the delivery mechanism of AYUSH system to make them responsive to the people needs.
3. All AYUSH institution to be strengthened with necessary infrastructure like building, equipment, manpower etc.
4. To promote the Ayush system with full emphasis on quality.
5. Integrate and mainstream AYUSH in health care delivery system including the national programmes.
6. Co-locate AYUSH facilities with those of Modern Medicine hospital for providing choice of treatment to the patient.
7. Disseminate the tried and tested concepts and practices of the Indian system of medicine and Homoeopathy.
8. Provide appropriate training and orientation in respect of the RCH programme for the institutionally qualified AYUSH medial practitioner (already educated in midwifery, obstetrics and gynecology over 5- 1/2 year ), and utilize their services to fill in gap in manpower at appropriate level of health infrastructure, and at sub centre and primary health centres, as necessary.
9. Utilize the AYUSH institutions, dispensaries and hospitals for health and population related programmes.
10. Encourage and facilitate the setting up of speciality centres and AYUSH clinics at PHC, CHC& District Hospital level eg. Panchakarma, Kasharsutra etc.
11. Facilitate and maintain quality standard in delivery of AYUSH services.
12. Promote systematically participatory documentation of Local Health Traditions (LHT) related to one more of the following aspects in order to enhance health securities of rural communities.
a) Home remedies and use of local medical plants.
b) Food and Nutrition.
c) Midwifery.
d) Bone setting.
e) Other specialized local health practices as ethno medicines/ veterinary practices.
13. Rapid assessment on selected health practices, prioritized by local communities, based on literature review.
 


 

Ayurveda in Tripura

At present, there are 46 (forty six) nos. Ayurvedic Medical Officers & 08 (Eight) nos. Pharmacists (Ayurveda) are working in different PHCs, CHCs, SDHs, DHs under State Health & Family Welfare Society, NHM, Tripura. And, 48 (forty eight) nos. Medical Officers (Ayurveda) & 48 (forty eight) nos. Pharmacists (Ayurveda) are working in different Health Institutions (including stand-alone dispensaries) under Heath & Family Welfare Department, Tripura. There is one State Ayurvedic Hospital having facility of OPD & IPD services, situated at paradise chowmuhani, Agartala. This hospital is now functioning with 10 beds IPD.
 

Homoeopathy in Tripura:

At present, there are 83 (Eighty Three) nos. Homoeo Medical Officers & 14 (Fourteen) nos. Pharmacists (Homoeo) are working in different PHCs, CHCs, SDHs, DHs under State Health & Family Welfare Society, NHM, Tripura. And, 36 (Thirty Six) nos. Medical Officers (Homoeo), 14(Fourteen) nos. Honorary Homoeo Physician & 61 (Sixty One) nos. Pharmacists (Homoeo) are working in different Health Institutions (including stand-alone dispensaries) under Heath & Family Welfare Department, Tripura. There is one N.S. State Homoeopathic Hospital having facility of OPD & IPD services, situated at Renters colony, jogendranagar, Agartala. This hospital is now functioning with 20 beds IPD.

Panchakarma Unit:

Presently, panchakarma units are functioning at State Ayurvedic Hospital, Agartala, RGM Hospital, Kailashahar, Gomati District Hospital, Udaipur and Belonia SDH, Belonia under Health & Family Welfare Department and one panchakarma unit is functioning under Forest Department, Hatipara, Gandhigram, West Tripura.

Integrated AYUSH Hospital:

One 15 (fifteen) bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospital is functioning at RGM Hospital, Kailashahar, Unakoti Tripura.
Followings activities will be covered (under Mainstreaming of AYUSH, NHM):
  • IEC activities on AYUSH.
  • Training Programme on Ayush for Medical Officers (AYUSH)/RBSK & Pharmacists (AYUSH)/RBSK under H&FW Deptt. & NHM will be conducted soon.

Following activities will be covered under State AYUSH Mission, Tripura (NAM):-
  • AYSH Gram.
  • AYUSH Wellness Centre.
  • AYUSH awareness programme.
  • Public Health Outreach activity.
  • School Health Programme.
  • IEC on AYUSH.
  • AYUSH Educational Institute.
  • ASU&H Drugs.

Training Programme will be conducted soon under State AYUSH Mission, Tripura (NAM):-

  •  Orientation training programme on AYUSH for AYUSH Medico Staffs.
  • Training Programme on ASU&H drugs for IODs & JSOs.
  • Training Programme for ASHAs/ANMs by the master trainers in connection with cascading Training Programme on General Wellness and Preventive Health Care including prevention of Diabetics Mellitus.

Present Scenario of AYUSH System in Tripura:

Status of Manpower
Sl Stream Regular Medical Officer (Homoeo/Ayurveda), under Health & Family Welfare Department, Tripura Contract Basis, Medical Officer, AYUSH under NHM, Tripura Contract Basis, Medical Officer, AYUSH under NHM, Tripura
1 Ayurvedic 48 46
2 Homoepathy 36 83
  Total 84 129
Status of AYUSH Facilities
Sl Hospitals No. of Hospitals No. of Beds
1 Ayurvedic 1 10
2 Homoepathy 1 20
3 Ayurvedic Dispensary 36 0
4 Homoepathic Dispensary 73 0
 
Status of Manpower
Sl Stream Regular Pharmacist, (Homoeo/Ayurveda) under Health & Family Welfare Department, Tripura Contract Basis, Medical Officer, AYUSH under NHM, Tripura
1 Ayurvedic 48 08
2 Homoepathy 61 14
  Total 109 22
Sl Stream Regular Masseur, AYUSH under Health & Family Welfare Department Contract Basis,  AYUSH under NHM, Tripura
1 AYUSH 0 08
       
Manpower: AYUSH Cell, Tripura.
  Dr. Nirmal Debnath Branch Officer (AYUSH) 09436139710/09485136437
  Dr. Ranjit Chattopadhyay Branch Officer (Homoeo) 09436532151
 

Programme Management Unit (Staffs)
 

pmuayushtripura[at]gmail[dot]com

  Programme Manager (AYUSH) Sri Shubha Bhattacharjee 9436133208
  Finance Manager (AYUSH) Sri Surajit Paul 9402163733
  Accountant (AYUSH) Sri Premangshu Raha, AAA
(deputed at AYUSH CELL)
9862211459
  Computer Assistant (AYUSH) Sri Bimal Roy 9862207761
   
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