Govt. of India permitted Ayush doctors to conduct deliveries

Engagement of Ayush doctors (Ayurveda and Homoeopathy) in the public health system to provide SBA services.

One of the strategies of recently launched National Health Mission (NHM) is the mainstreaming of AYUSH doctors into the existing health care delivery system.

This offer immense job opportunities to young talented Homoeopaths across India

Currently, vast workforce of Ayush doctors working in rural and semi urban sectors, conducting deliveries after undergoing SBA (Skilled Birth Attendant) training and are providing RCH service in rural areas.

Based on the recommendations from an ICMR (Indian Council of  Medical Research) study on competencies of AYUSH doctors after SBA training, Ministry of Health & family Welfare (MOHFW) decided that Ayurveda and Homoeopathy Doctors posted at Government health facilities may be permitted to conduct deliveries and provide basic treatment for complications before refereal.

Only those doctors posted at Delivery points or at sub centres where ANC & PNC are conducted may be trained as SBAs after addition of 7 days hands on practice in the existing 21 days curriculum of the SBA training.

They will be permitted to prescribe allopathy drugs for conducting normal deliveries and permitted to prescribe all drugs as of ANMs and SNs.

Ministry directed all states to ensure good quality training and follow ups along with monitoring and supportive supervision during the training and post training.

Ministry also requested to AYUSH department, to take simultaneous steps for strengthening AYUSH pre-service curriculum for including SBA components particularly for skill building.

Download Ministry order

Homeopaths can work and give allopathy in National Programmes – Clinical establishment act
“There was a question raised by a member pointing out that many of the AYUSH doctors are prescribing allopathic medicines which is against the Supreme Court guidelines and same should be included in the minimum standards.

The Chairman pointed out that wherever the AYUSH doctors are working under a National programme, they may  prescribe the medicines given under that programme.
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This also offers job opportunities in various national health programmes 

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