INDIA. New Delhi: The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH is organising a conference on 10 & 11 April 2021 on the occasion of World Homoeopathy Day. The conference is being held on the topic, “Homoeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine.”
In India, the Homoeopathy Education and Practice is regulated by the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Act, 2020. The Act has the provision for having an interface between Homoeopathy, the Indian system of Medicine, and the Modern system of Medicine to promote Medical pluralism. The NCH Act, 2020 also provides provision for the State Government to take necessary measures to address various issues related to health including the promotion of Public health through Homoeopathy.
Ministry of Ayush has undertaken the following activities for effective and efficient inclusion of Homoeopathy in integrative care –
(I) Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) was established to undertake, coordinate, develop, disseminates, and promote scientific research in Homoeopathy through its network of 24 Research Centers and 06 Homoeopathic treatment Centers. CCRH is carrying out intramural research including collaborative research with the Institutes of excellence. Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) in collaboration with Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, had taken up a pilot project and successfully integrated Homoeopathy along with Yoga in the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer Diabetes Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) at two districts: Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) w.e.f. Sept. 2015 and at Darjeeling district (West Bengal) w.e.f. February 2016 by co-locating 16 AYUSH Lifestyle disorder Clinics at District Hospital/Area Hospital/ Community Health Centre/ Block Primary Health Centre.
Further, CCRH has undertaken integrative studies on COVID-19, acute encephalitis syndrome, Dengue, Diabetes and its complication, Hypertension, Chronic low back pain and Cancer. In the area of Public health, Homoeopathy along with Yoga was integrated in NPCDCS Program, Research studies in epidemic diseases are being undertaken at the Community level.
(II) Ministry of Ayush is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) in the Country through States / UTs for promotion and development of all AYUSH systems including Homoeopathy. The State/UT Government has been supported as per the provision of NAM guidelines for the development and promotion of AYUSH systems as per the proposal received through their State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs).
Under NAM, there is a provision of financial assistance to the State /UT Governments for various activities in general and specifically for integration of different systems of Medicine as under:-
- Co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs),
- Setting up of up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospital,
- Up gradation of State Government Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate AYUSH Educational Institutions, and
- Setting up of new AYUSH Educational Institutions including Homoeopathy in the States where it is not available in Government sector.