Indian public health standards for Ayush hospitals 2024

Ministry of Ayush Govt of India published Indian public health standards Ayush Hospitals 2024

Ayush hospitals in India have a deep-rooted historical foundation, drawing inspiration from the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Sowa-Rigpa, Homoeopathy. These hospitals, categorized into 10, 30, 50 or more bedded Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy hospitals, have flourished across the nation, addressing a wide spectrum of healthcare needs. According to the National Health Profile-2022 report, there are currently 3,844 Ayush hospitals in India. The consistent increase in their numbers reflects the Government’s dedication to integrating traditional healing systems into mainstream healthcare.

To ensure compliance with the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS) for Ayush Hospitals, it is imperative to establish and adhere to a set of minimum standards that address both the quantity and quality of services provided. The Ayush hospitals can be deemed IPHS compliant when it successfully fulfils the following criteria: ensuring the provision of all ‘Essential’ services, supported by the necessary infrastructure, skilled human resources, essential drugs, diagnostics, and equipment pertinent to the designated level of the facility. These standards for service delivery, infrastructure and human resource requisites, drug and equipment availability, quality control measures, as well as monitoring and governance protocols, must be uniformly enforced across all facilities, whether situated in rural or urban areas.

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