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Department of Ayush was formed as a separate department on 18 June 2015 by delinking the subject 'Ayush' from the then existing Health and Family Welfare Department, to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the healthcare, research and education sector of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeotherapy practices in the State. The AYUSH especially Ayurveda and Homeopathy play an important role in the healthcare delivery system in Kerala. 
Under the Department of AYUSH Kerala, headed by the Secretary, the Department of Indian Systems of medicine is controlled and administered by the Director supported by two Joint Directors, Administrative Officer, Accounts Officer and Administrative Assistant at the Directorate and District Medical officers at District level. All the Ayurveda, Yoga &Nature Cure, Unani and Siddha hospitals and dispensaries are functioning under the District Medical officers concerned. Government Ayurveda Research Institute for Mental Diseases Kottakkal,Malappuram comes under the direct control of the Director. 
In addition to this, main streaming of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy) systems of Medicine and revitalization of LHT (Local Health Traditions) is implemented through NRHM. 
Department of AYUSH constituted with the Vision of: 
1. Advancement in the running / health care practices of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy hospitals, clinics etc.
2. State Ayush Health Society
3. Allotment of new educational institutions under government/ private/ aided ayush educational institutions, establishment matters of these institutions.
4. Ayush Medical Board
5. Indian Systems of Medicine, Ayurveda Medical Education Department, Homoeo Medical Education Department, Homoeopathy Department, Quality Control of ASU  & H Drugs and  Promotion of  Medicinal Plants etc.

Department Sections

Ayush (A) Department
• Establishment of gazetted officers of ISM department
• Petitions regarding Ayurveda dispensaries and hospitals
• papers relating to Yoga, Siddha
• Budget (Non-plan) matters of ISM department
• Upgrading of Ayurveda dispensaries and hospitals
• Miscellaneous papers

• Establishment papers of gazetted officers of ISM department and Ayurveda Medical Education Department.
• Subjects like Pharmaceutical Corporation (IM), Kerala-Oushadhi, State Medicinal Plant Board, Traditional knowledge innovation (Kerala)

• Establishment papers of non-gazetted officers of Government Ayurveda Colleges and Ayurveda Medical Education Department
• Kottakkal Kerala Ayurvedic Studies and Research Society
• Vaidyaratnam P. S. Varier Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College, Ollur
• Budget (Non-plan) of Ayurveda Colleges
• Ayurveda Colleges
• Autonomous Ayurveda Colleges
• Sidha, Yunani courses
Ayush (B) Department
• Papers relating to Plan Fund of AYUSH Department
• Legislative Assembly Constituency Asset Development Fund of Ayurveda and Upgrading of Ayurveda Hospitals and Dispensaries.
• Papers relating to Paramparyavaidyam.
• Any new subject related to AYUSH Department which arises in future.
• Miscellaneous papers.

• All papers relating to Government Homoeopathic Medical Colleges, Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode.
• Athurasramam Homoeopathic Medical College.
• Dr. Padiar Memorial Homoeopathic Medical College.
• Shree Vidyadhiraja Homoeopathic Medical College.

• All non plan Budget, establishment and non establishment papers relating to the Department of Homoeopathy.
• Internal audit report and Instruction Report of the Accountant General in respect of the Department of Homoeopathy.
• Purchase of Homoeo Medicines and papers related to the Kerala State Homoeopathic Co-operative Pharmacy Limited.
• Private Registration of Homeopathy.

Organization Structure

Smt. Veena George
Minister for Health and Woman and Child Development
Room No. 701
7th Floor
Thiruvananthapuram– 695001
Tel: 0471- 2327876, 2327976
Mobile: 8547007032/9400066111
Department 5th Floor
Annex II
Dr. Rajan N. Khobragade IAS
Principal Secretary
Room No. 603
6th Floor
Annexe II
Phone: 2518255, 2327865
Dr. Sharmila Mary Joseph IAS
Room No. 606
6th Floor
Annex II
Ph-0471-2328410, 2518459
Mob: 9446528400


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Sl no. Department Sections. Address & Phone No.
1. Section A 5th Floor
Annex II
2. Section B 5th Floor
Annex II