Homeopathy in Indian Government’s Public Health initiatives

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 having 100 bed hospital, which conducts Degree and Post Graduate Degree Courses.

The Central Government has constituted Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia committee which is responsible for making of Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.

One new Institution namely, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong is in advance stage of construction. The objective of the Institute is to provide better medical, clinical facilities to the people of North Eastern region.

The Central Government has provided treatment facilities in Homeopathy under its CGHS Scheme in seventeen (17) different towns and cities.

Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) through its network of 22 research centres and 04 Homoeopathic treatment centres and is carrying out intramural research including collaboration with institutes of excellence and promoting and popularizing Homoeopathy.

For promotion of homoeopathy, CCRH is also participating in national/ state level Arogya Melas/ Health camps/ exhibition to promote homoeopathy amongst general masses.

Council has undertaken following Public Health Initiative programmes:

– Integration of ‘Homoeopathy for healthy child’ with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) launched by Govt. of India.

– The programme ‘Homoeopathy for Healthy teething’ which is a component of ‘Homoeopathy for healthy child’ was launched in the month of January 2015 at 6 identified districts (Goutam Budh Nagar, Palghar, Gorakhpur, Kamrup, Cuttack and Delhi)

– Integrating of AYUSH systems (Homoeopathy) in National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) at two districts –Krishna, Andhra Pradesh and Darjeeling, West Bengal, wherein life style disorder clinics are set up at 16 CHCs.

– Swasthya Rakshan program has been launched which is being undertaken through 11 institutes adopting 55 villages under the Council. Local population is being provided health care at their door step.

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