1.2 lakh Homeopathy and Ayurveda clinics to be set up in villages of India

homeo3As a part of Prime Minister’s health for all scheme, Ministry of Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) is planning to set up a network of 1.2 lakh primary health clinics across the country.

Due to lack of facilities and inaccessible locations have made MBBS doctors reluctant to work in rural areas. As there are 1.2 villages which lack health care centres, the ministry plans to prepare a fleet of ayush doctors to fill these gaps.

A few months after getting a ministry status in November 2014, a task force under National Ayush mission was constituted with Dr HR Nagendra of S Vyasa Yoga University, Bengaluru as head, to suggest ways for making Ayush accessible to the rural India. The committee was to prepare a report to promote ayurveda and other Indian forms of medicine and make health care accessible to rural population.

Sources in the ministry informed that the report is currently being vetted by Niti Ayog