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Government establishes Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs



Government establishes Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs 
The Central Government has constituted Central Council of Homoeopathy under the provisions of Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 to regulate education and practice of Homoeopathy. The Central Government has also established Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to carry out research activities in different aspects in Homoeopathy, and National Institute of Homoeopathy at Kolkata which conducts Degree and Post Graduate Degree Courses. 


Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has a network of 22 research centers and five Homoeopathic treatment Centers and is carrying out intramural research including collaboration with institutes of excellence.

Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) for promotion of AYUSH systems including Homoeopathy in the country. Number of Homoeopathic practitioners available in the country is 2,71079. There are 197 Homoeopathy Medical Colleges in the Country (including National Institute of Homoeopathy, set up by Government of India). The Central Government has set up National Institute of Homoeopathy at Kolkata which conducts Degree and Post Graduate Degree Courses.

The Government is organizing National/ State Arogya Mela health camps to promote and propagate AYUSH systems of medicine. The Central Government has constituted Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia committee which is responsible for making of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.

The Central Government is in the process of establishment of a North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy at Shillong. The Central Government has provided treatment facilities in Homeopathy under its CGHS Scheme in seventeen (17) different towns and cities.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

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CBSE Includes Yoga as one of the 24 Disciplines 
To train a large number of youth in yoga and popularize in various countries, Yoga is an integral part of CBSE’s Physical Education and Sports activities and is being taught in its affiliated schools under Physical Education Curriculum at Senior Secondary level among its nearly 17000 affiliated schools spread across India and in nearly 27 countries. To further promote Yoga among the youth & bring the talent to the fore, the Board has included Yoga as one of the 24 disciplines for competitions at National Level. The outstanding students are felicitated with CBSE Chacha Nehru Sports Award annually.

On the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY). Consequently, all efforts were made by the Government of India to celebrate the IDY across the world. As an outcome, millions of enthusiastic people participated in the events successfully organised in 192 member countries of the United Nations to celebrate IDY.

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy (MDNIY), New Delhi, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH conducts a number of Yoga education and training programmes to train the Yoga enthusiasts.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Standardization of Ayush Medical Prescriptions 
For practitioners of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy systems of medicine, there are provisions under Indian Medicine Central Council (IMCC) Act, 1970 and Homoeopathy Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973 respectively. Section 26 of IMCC Act, 1970 and Section 24 of HCC Act, 1973 provides for the statutory Councils to prescribe standards on professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics for practitioners of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy systems. The same have been prescribed by the Central Council of Indian Medicines as Practitioners of Indian Medicine (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics) Regulations, 1982 for Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani practitioners and by Central Council of Homoeopathy as Homoeopathic Practitioners (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Code of Ethics) Regulations, 1982 for Homoeopathy practitioners. Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) has been set up as an independent Autonomous Organization under Ministry of AYUSH at Ghaziabad U.P. for the development of Quality standards of ASU &H drugs.

The PCIM & H till date has published 600 monographs of Ayurveda Single drugs and 152 monographs of Ayurveda compound formulations, 298 monographs of Unani single drugs and 100 monographs of Unani compound formulations, 139 monographs of Siddha single drugs and 1016 Homeopathic monographs. These monographs contain details of identity purity and strength along with therapeutic uses and doses that are useful for prescription.

Most of the Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Siddha Medicines are easily affordable, however cost of the medicine also depends upon the ingredients of the medicines. As per official records, there are in total 9044 Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drug manufacturing units spread throughout the country. Moreover, as per Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, Vaidyas and Hakims can also manufacture and dispense Ayurvedic, Siddha or Unani drug for the use of their own patients. Also there are 736538 ASU&H practitioners, 3631 AYUSH hospitals with 56805 beds and 26102 AYUSH dispensaries in the public sector as per the available records. Moreover, there are 541 teaching ASU&H hospitals available in the country.

Under AYUSH services component of centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) Government of India is providing financial assistance to States/UTs for supply of essential AYUSH medicines to the State Government AYUSH hospitals, Dispensaries and collocated AYUSH facilities at Primary health Centers (PHC’s), Community Health Centers (CHC’s) and District Hospitals (DHs). Independent Research councils have been set up by the Ministry i.e. Central Research Councils for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathic drugs for specially for research in respective systems.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 
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Action Plan to Promote Ayush Systems of Medicine 
Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29th  September 2014 in the States/UTs during 12th Plan. The basic objective of NAM is to promote AYUSH medical systems through cost effective AYUSH services, strengthening of educational institutions, facilitate the enforcement of quality control of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani& Homoeopathy (ASU&H) drugs and sustainable availability of ASU&H raw materials. Under NAM, there is provision for financial assistance to States/UTs for its different components/activities.

The three new Institutes viz. All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, Shillong and North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh are in advance stage of construction. The details of these Institutes  are as under:-
(i)  All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi.
An apex Institute of Ayurveda with 200 bedded referral hospital to impart education in the field of Ayurveda at M.D. and Ph.Dlevel.
(ii)  North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH), Shillong:
A state of the art Institute consisting of Ayurveda College and Homoeopathy College along with attached hospital of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy of 100 beds and 50 beds. The institute will provide under-graduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral teaching.
(iii)North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine(NEIFM), Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh:
It is a Centre of Excellence and Apex Research Centre for all aspects of Folk Medicine knowledge with linkage and collaboration with other research. The objective of the Institute is to provide better medical/clinical facilities in North Eastern Region.
Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), Government of India provided financial assistance to the tune of Rs.1688.88 lakhs to the Government of Rajasthan in current financial year for different components/activities under NAM, as per their State Annual Action Plan. In addition, a sum of Rs.320.17 Lakhs has been provided to the State Government of Rajasthan under Central Sector Scheme of “Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” in the current financial year.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH,
Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 
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