Haryana which was formed in 1966 is one of the youngest State with a total area of 44212 Sq. Kms., which is 1.3% of the total area of the Country. This is land where Lord Krishna gave the immortal message of BHAGWAD GEETA to mankind of spirituality and rightful living. No wonder with its rich spiritual and culture heritage, Haryana has made great strides in all spheres of human endeavor irrespective of whether it is industry or agriculture, medicine or education and has come to be reckoned as a developed progressive State. The industries, agricultural sectors, tourist spots, medical institutions and educational facilities flourishing in the State vouch for this.
Haryana has taken steps to provide medical and health care facilities through a well organized network of services through hospitals, dispensaries, primary health care centers and rural dispensaries.
Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) Systems of Medicine have age old acceptance among various communities in India. They are time tested and validated by thousands of years of use during which they have played role in prevention and mitigation of diseases. AYUSH System of Medicine have important role in the prevention and mitigation of many life style related chronic ailments where modern medicines are not so successful. With the increase in number of life style disorders, there has been a resurgence of interest in the AYUSH Systems of medicine both globally and within the country.
Ayurvedic Department Haryana was functioning under the Health Department prior to 16.11.1977 at Head Quarter and District level. This department was separated from the Health Department and made as full fledged Directorate of Ayurveda w.e.f. 16.11.1977 and administrative control at district level was also given to the District Ayurvedic Officers. The State Government has changed the name of Ayurvedic Department from “Directorate of Ayurveda, Haryana” to “Directorate of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Haryana” as per direction of Government of India vide their notification dated 4.1.2006.
AYUSH Department Haryana is providing Medical Relief, Medical Education and Health Awareness through AYUSH to the masses particularly in the rural areas of Haryana State. For this purpose 4 Ayurvedic Hospitals, 1 Unani Hospital, 6 Ayurvedic Prathmic Swasthya Kendras, 509 Ayurvedic Dispensaries, 19 Unani Dispensaries, 23 Homoeopathic Dispensaries and 1 Institute of Indian Systems of Medicine and Research (IISM&R), Panchkula are functioning including 33 AYUSH dispensaries (29 Ayurvedic, 2 Unani & 2 Homeopathic) and 3 Specialty Clinics of AYUSH (Gurgaon, Hisar, Ambala) & 1 Specialized Therapy Centre (Jind) have been relocated and upgraded as AYUSH Wing in 2009-10. 21 AYUSH Wings at District Hospitals & 98 AYUSH IPD (Polyclinic) at CHCs, 109 AYUSH OPD at PHCs, are providing medical relief to the masses and also participation in National Health Programme in the Haryana State. Most of the AYUSH institutions are functioning in the rural and remote areas. Read More..