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Date posted: September 16, 2012
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There are more than 3,500 PHCs and 600-plus CHCs in Uttar Pradesh. Now, they would have full-time and some part-time experts from the AYUSH systems of medicine.

Lucknow: All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh.

The programme, officials here told the sources, would be funded under the National Rural Health Mission ( NRHM).

In the first phase, an official said, yoga and a therapeutic healthcare option would be tested in 27 districts and would later be integrated with a parallel health plan that includes other systems of medicines such as unani, homoeopathy and ayurveda.

The project has been allocated Rs.25 crore, with the money also being utilised to purchase and distribute ayurvedic, unani and homoeopathic medicines.

The programme would be available at all government district hospitals, primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs).

The experiment would not only be keenly watched but would also be path breaking, an official said.

“Till now, the basis of all healthcare was largely the allopathic system. Something like this is being tried for the first time,” an official said.

There are more than 3,500 PHCs and 600-plus CHCs in Uttar Pradesh. Now, they would have full-time and some part-time experts from the parallel systems of medicine.

Medicines, equipment and literature on the parallel systems would also be purchased.

While there are more than 3,000 doctors and pharmacists related to ayurveda, homoeopathy and yoga, sources say they are usually under-utilised.

“We hope things would change with the funding and clarity of focus,” Rajeev Sharma, a homoeopath, said.

NRHM Director Mukesh Meshram admitted there could be “practical problems” in integrating parallel streams into the core healthcare system, but said: “Not only yoga, homoeopathy and ayurveda, we will also be promoting naturopathy.”

Recently, the state government undertook a study on the effectiveness of homoeopathic treatment of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES).

If the results were useful in combating the disease, this could be taken up in a phased manner.

Homoeopathy’s successful battle against encephalitis in some AES-afflicted districts of Andhra Pradesh was studied and its assimilation in the state’s initiative against AES was explored,” an official said.

A proposal in this regard has been sent to the health department.

Earlier, a detailed study of the AES strains was undertaken in the Gorakhpur division and experts had suggested that the disease be treated with the “slow induction of homoeopathic medicines such as Baladona 100, 200 and Tuberculum,” the official added.

Experts say the homoeopathic treatment may help in not only combating AES post-contraction but preventing its spread. (Source)

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3 Responses so far.

  1. UP Govt initiative of AYUSH is very good , it will make a significant impact in total health status of UP.It will also improve the Vital Health Statatics……

  2. kalpana says:

    i know the scenaroi of up..these vacancies r planned to get a quick buck.. paise k bina kisi ko select nhi kiya jata h ….we are being fooled..i know all this because i m workin in up govt. on contractual.har saal paise khilao,nhi to contract khatam..and last year bhi AYUSH doctors jo contract par the unka contract khatam kar diya.unlogo ne case kiya tab jakar is year unka extension hua..guys lets unite nand do some HALLA-BOL otherwise we will be taken for granted as usual.

  3. Its a very Healthy decision Late Shri Raj Narian Health Minister had desired, late Shri S.RADHKRISHAN President of India had visualised
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    Homeopathy would play a important part in the public health of the country, along with other systems.
    Medical facilities in India are so scanty that Homeopathy can confidently visualize a vast field of expansion”
    Late- Dr. S. RADHA KRISHNA
    (President of India)

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