Development of homeopathy in Kerala-IHMA submitted suggestions to Health Policy 2016

ihma-logoIndian Homoeopathy Medical Association Kerala submitted suggestion on the inclusion of homoeopathy projects in the Kerala Health Policy 2016

The Kerala Model health care policy is much appreciated by many national and international health care providers. The ultimate aim should always be to provide the best health care to the populace and at the same time financially affordable to all sectors of the society. While formulating the health policy, utmost care should be taken to ensure that the present policy should in no way be contradictory to the recently implemented Kerala AYUSH Health care policy

OBJECTIVES

  • Appropriate integration of traditional and alternative systems of medicine including Homoeopathy into the main health care delivery system and programmes for the benefit of public.
  • Establishment of holistic treatment centres throughout the state to ensure maximum utilization of the uniqueness of each of the treatment system by healthy cross-referral systems
  • Strengthening of public health care services by modernising and improving the infrastructure facilities of health care delivery centres.
  • Formulating/remodelling health care delivery programmes in tribal health care, wellness care, palliative care, communicable/ non communicable disease treatment, cancer care,  special  child  care,  geriatric  care,  maternal  and  mental  health  care, adolescent  care,  sports  medicine,  life  style  diseases  management,  de-addiction, infertility treatment etc.
  • Inclusion of health related topics in primary education. Upgrading the standards of medical  education,  uplifting  of  the  infrastructure  of  the  medical  educational institutions. Introduction of new medical/paramedical courses.
  • Introducing and  promoting  academic,  clinical,  drug  related  and    extra  mural research activities.
  • Publishing and documenting health care delivery programmes for propagation and assessment.
  • Improving the clinical capability of practitioners, educationalist, researchers and students from different systems of medicines.
  • Improving and standardising drug manufacturing industry. Establishing quality assurance services.
  • Strengthening of  Information,  Education  and  Communication  (IEC)  for  the propagation and promotion of different systems of medicine.
  • Improving information  system  for  proper  medical  documentation  and  record keeping.
  • Providing Financial Allocations / Incentives / Subsidies for qualified medical practitioners.
  • Improving governance for more central assistance through AYUSH department and NAM funding to empower development of AYUSH systems in the state, as enjoyed by the NHM.
  • Strengthening of the institutional capacity at the state level.
  • Formulating/Improving regulatory framework in health education, treatment and drug industry.

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