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The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani,Siddha
of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani,Siddha and Homoepathy. Department of Indian
Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March,1995 and re-named
as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)
in November, 2003 with a view to provide Healthcare, Education and Research in Ayurveda,
Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoepathy Systems. The Department continued
to lay emphasis on improving health care facilities, upgrading AYUSH Educational
standards and also creating awareness about AYUSH. Govt of Karnataka has taken initiative
in mainstreaming of AYUSH in National Health Care under NRHM in right earnest.
AYUSH systems are time-tested methods to tackle life style disorders which are becoming
a major threat to health in present era.These systems play major role not only in
preventing the diseases but in curative aspect too. AYUSH system give a holistic
approach to health systems there by boosting the whole health system in the society.
Hence it is necessary to Popularize, Review, Revitalize, the AYUSH system by giving
proper infrastructure, Human Resource, training, etc. AYUSH systems of Medicines
are well accepted by community, particularly in rural areas because these are socially
acceptable, comparatively safe and efficacious and easily available which can be
prepared locally from the available resources. By this it is possible to make these
systems accessible to the people in general and patients in particular.
of AYUSH rendering effective services in health care both curative and preventive,has
got its own health services wing in the AYUSH system of medicine like own medical
education department, drug manufacturing unit, drug licensing authority and registration
board to assist its pioneering nature of work.
The Director of AYUSH is the administrative
and executive head of the AYUSH department and one Joint Director for Medical Education,
three Deputy Directors have been designated for Ayurveda, Unani & Homoepathy. GradeI
physician for Yoga, an Administrative officer and an Accounts officer are working
in the Directorate. The District AYUSH officers have been appointed in each district
to implement and monitor the programmers effectively at a regular basis.. The whole
team of these Officers are working who have been guided by the Commissioner of Health
& Family Welfare and all the AYUSH programmes are being operated under the chairmanship
of principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka.