नेपाल सरकार - स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालय
(+९७७) ०१ ४२६२५४३, ४२६२८०२, ४२६२६९६, ४२६७३७६

आयुर्वेद विभाग

Department of Ayurveda (DoA) primarily manages the delivery of Ayurveda services and promotes healthy lifestyles through its network facilities all across the country. The Department of Ayurveda, one of the three departments of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and is responsible for programming, management of information, and supervision, monitoring and evaluation of the Ayurveda Service programmes.

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system and indigenous to Nepal with deep roots. The sources of Ayurvedic medicine are medicinal herbs, minerals and animal products. The system works through simple and therapeutic measures along with promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health of people. Ayurveda health services are being delivered through 2 Ayurveda Hospitals, 14 Zonal Ayurveda Dispensaries, 61 District Ayurveda Health Centers and 305 Ayurveda dispensaries across the country. The Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine unit in the Ministry of Health (MoH) is responsible for formulating policies and guidelines for Ayurveda and other traditional medical system.

Various national and international policies have highlighted the importance of Ayurveda services in primary health care and for prevention of non-communicable diseases. The Constitution of Nepal has called for the prevention and promotion of traditional Ayurveda medicines along with naturopathy and homeopathy as have, which has been operationalised through the National Health Policy (2014), National Ayurveda Health Policy (1995) and National Urban Health policy (2015).

Programme Components and Scope of Department of Ayurveda

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Programme components

Scope /Key functions

1

Ayurveda Services

Provide promotive and Preventive services through Out-Reach Clinic and Services, Dispensaries and Ayurvedic District Hospitals and curative services through Ayurvedic District Hospitals, Regional/Federal Ayurveda Hospitals, Central Ayurveda Hospitals, Ayurveda specialty hospitals. Rehabilitation services from Regional/Federal Ayurveda Hospitals/Centers, Central and Specialized Ayurveda Hospitals

2

Ayurvedic herbs and medicines

Promote production, preservation and research of Ayurvedic herbs; procurement & supply chain;  quality assurance of herbs and medicines, pharmacies and analytical laboratories

3

Quality Assurance of Ayurvedic herbs

Enforcement of regulatory provisions for Ayurvedic herbs, pharmacies and analytical laboratories