Framework for implementation of NUHM for AYUSH
Paragraph 6.10.2 of Policy Framework for implementation document for National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India stipulates convergence of department of AYUSH of the Government of India
NUHM would also strive to revitalize local health traditions and mainstream AYUSH to strengthen the Public Health System at all levels.
The following areas for convergence with the Department of AYUSH have been identified:-
(i) Co-location of an existing AYUSH dispensary in Urban PHCs/CHCs, wherever feasible, so as to provide clear choices to people to avail services under one system or other.
(ii) AYUSH drugs to be regularly supplied by the state government.
(iii) AYUSH doctor posted would essentially practice his own system. However he may additionally provide basic emergency services in absence of allopathic doctor and participate in national health programmes.
(iv) Specialized AYUSH treatment facilities like Panchkarma, Ksharsutra to be made available by AYUSH department in Urban PHCs/CHCs.
(v) Department of AYUSH to support Govt. AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries at the district /sub district level.
(vi) Life style clinics of AYUSH for preventive and promotive health care to be established at the District Hospitals.
(vii) AYUSH doctors engaged at the Urban PHCs/CHCs would be given adequate training on current diagnostic techniques, emergency medicine, IUCD insertions and treatment approaches on a regular basis.
However, no provision of funds will be made separately for mainstreaming of AYUSH activities under NUHM. Funds and manpower available with the AYUSH departments of the Central/ State Govt. will be utilized.