National Rural Health Mission 2013 – 14
NRHM moving on to the next plan period and learning from past experience, this year moving towards bringing in more systemic reforms, focus on the priority areas set last year and also make some changes in the planning process.
Based on the feedback received from various quarters especially the States, the format of the Project Implementation Plans (PIPs) is being modified this year.
Many measures for mainstreaming AYUSH
Key focus areas under AYUSH include:
- State to co-locate AYUSH in district hospitals and provide post graduate doctors for at least two streams: Ayurveda and homoeopathy (or Unani, siddha,Yoga as per the local demand). Panchakarma Unit should also be considered.
- OPD in AYUSH clinics will be monitored along with IPD/OPD for the facility as a whole.
- The AYUSH pharmacist/compounder to be engaged only in facilities with a minimum case load.
- Adequate availability of AYUSH medicines at facilities where AYUSH doctors are posted to enable them to practice their own system of Medicine without difficulty.
- At CHCs and PHCs any one system viz., Homeopathy/Ayurveda/ Unani/Sidha to be considered depending on local preference.
- At CHC/PHC level, Post-Graduate Degree may not be insisted upon.
- District Ayurveda Officer should be a member of District Health Society in order to participate in decision making with regard to indent, procurement and issue of AYUSH drugs.
- Infrastructure at facilities proposed to be collocated would be provided by Department of AYUSH.
- Those PHC/CHC/Sub-Divisional hospitals which have been identified as delivery points under NRHM should be given priority for collocation of AYUSH as these are functional facilities with substantial footfalls.
- AYUSH medical officers should increasingly be involved in the implementation of national health programmes and for the purpose of supportive supervision and monitoring in the field. They should be encouraged to oversee VHND and outreach activities and in addition programmes such as school health, weekly supplementation of iron and folic acid for adolescents, distribution of contraceptives through ASHA, menstrual hygiene scheme for rural adolescent girls etc.
- AYUSH medical officer should also be member of the RKS of the facility and actively participate in decision making.
- AYUSH doctors first need to be provided under NRHM first in the remotest locations and only thereafter in better served areas.
This document contains guidelines for preparation of PIP for the Reproductive & Child Health Programme including Immunization and the Mission Flexible Pool Component. For disease control programmes including NVBDCP, RNTCP, NIDDCP, IDSP, NLEP and NPCB, separate guidelines would follow.
Source : http://www.mohfw.nic.in/NRHM.htm