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

In the State of Tripura, keeping in view the vision & objective of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) & guidelines received from the Ministry of AYUSH, the society called, “State AYUSH Mission, Tripura (SAMT) has been formed on 17th September 2015.

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 (50 nos)
  Integrated AYUSH Hospital,

Gomati District, Tripura

1 -
  Ayurvedic Dispensary 39 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
 Integrated AYUSH Hospital, Kailashahar, Unakoti Tripura 01
 Tripura Sundari Sub-Divisional Hospital, Udaipur, Gomati Tripura 01
 Belonia Sub-Divisional Hospital, South Tripura. 01
 Hatipara, West Tripura (Runs under Forest Deptt.) 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 Homoeo facilities. No. of Health Institutions having Ayurveda facilities.
 Primary Health centre (PHC) 108 64 39
 community Health centre (CHC) 22 16 7
 Sub- Divisional Hospital (SDH) 12 8 8
 District Hospital (DH) 6 4 6
 UPHC 5 5 5
 Dispensaries (Homoeo) 73 43 -
 Dispensaries (Ayurveda) 39 - 32

D)Patient treated during the last two F.Y. (in numbers) :-

 Service  2018-19  2019-20  2020-21 (April to August)
 OPD Attendance  491027  446797  108006
 IPD Admission  166  363  305
 Panchkarma Procedures done  4753  3757  722

E)Manpower status:-

AYUSH Manpower in the state at a glance :-

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 (AYUSH) 60 (H-19/A-41) 130 (H-86/A-44) 12 (H-6/ A-6)
 Honorary Homoeo Physicians 06 - -
 Pharmacists (AYUSH) 109(H-61/ A-48) 22 (H-17/ A-5) 05 (H-3/ A-2)
 JSO (Ayurved/ Homoeo/ Pharm. Chemistry) 01 - 03
 M.O (Ayurved/ Homoeo) full time faculty at RIPSAT - - 02

Others

- 12 24
 

 Key Achievements :-

• Diploma in Pharmacy Course Ayurveda & Homeopathy has been started at Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology (RIPSAT), Agartala.

• One Regional Research Institute of Ayurveda under CCRAS and one Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy under CCRH has been established and started at Agartala & Khumlung (TTAADC area) respectively.

• Different capacity building training has been provided to Medico staff of AYUSH (like, CME on Homoeopathy, Hands-on training on Panchakamrma, Workshop) along with Training on General Wellness and preventive Health Care through Ayurveda & Yoga.

• For smooth functioning of OPD/IPD services in the AYUSH facilities different equipments have been distributed to the districts like, B.P machine, Stethoscope, Adult weight machine, Baby weight machine, torch, tongue depressor etc.

• To implement Yoga wellness programme, activities have been taken-up with the Youth Affairs & Sports Department of Tripura. The programme will be started shortly from their end. Financial support has been provided.

• One Ksharsutra clinic has been inaugurated in the State Ayurvedic Hospital, Agartala in collaboration with IGM Hospital to treat fistula & other anorectal diseases.

• Public Health Outreach activity on AYUSH has been conducted at District level.

 Key Achievements in pipeline :-

• Construction of B+G+3 storied building at State Ayurvedic Hospital, Agartala is in pipeline.

• New Panchakarma therapy units will be set-up shortly at Dhalai, Sepahijala & North District of Tripura. In this regard, procurement of panchakarma equipments is in pipeline.

• Another Integrated AYUSH Hospital will be set up at Sabroom, South Tripura District for which land identification is completed.

• Procurement of pathological equipments, Reagent, furniture is in pipeline for setting-up pathological units at State Ayurvedic Hospital, State Homoeopathic Hospital & Integrated AYUSH Hospital. procurement of X-ray machine, USG machine for Integrated AYUSH Hospital, Kailashahar is in pipeline.

 

AYUSH CELL ( Contact) :-

 Name & designation of the Officers/ staffs  Contact No. E-mail
Dr. Sunanda Bhattacharya,
Branch Officer AYUSH & Ayurved, State Health & Family Welfare Society, NHM, Tripura and State AYUSH Mission, Tripura.
9862395632
 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