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Government of India
08-March-2016 18:15 IST
A Total of 3598 Hospitals and 25723 Dispensaries offer Ayush Treatment in the Country: Shripad Yesso Naik

As per the information reported by the State/UT Governments,as on 01-04-2015 the total number of AYUSH hospitals providing AYUSH medical treatment in the country is 3598 out of which 2818 hospitals are of Ayurveda, 257 of Unani, 274 of Siddha, 7 of Yoga, 35 of Naturopathy and 207 of homoeopathy. Similarly, as on 01-04-2015, the total number of AYUSH dispensaries were 25723. Out of this 15291 are of Ayurveda, 1461 of Unani, 803 of Siddha, 185 of Yoga, 94 of Naturopathy, 7856 of Homoeopathy and 33 of Sowa Rigpa.

The data of vacant posts of employees in AYUSH hospitals/dispensaries under State/UT Governments are not maintained by Government of India. However, vacant posts of AYUSH doctors under Central Government Health Service are filled by the Government in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), who advertises the posts and conduct the examination, etc. of the candidates and finally recommends them to Ministry of AYUSH for appointment as Medical Officer(MO)/Research Officer(RO). The proposal for filling the posts of MO/RO has already been sent to the UPSC recently. The vacancies can be filled up only after UPSC recommends the candidates and the pre- appointment formalities of the recommended candidates are completed in consultation with the respective State authorities.

Government of India has approved and notified the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29.09.2014, which inter-alia includes the component of AYUSH Services, where there is provision for co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) & District Hospitals (DHs) and setting up of 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospitals in the States/UTs. The State/UT Governments are eligible for submitting the proposals through State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) as per the guidelines of NAM.

This information was given by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.