To integrate Ayurveda into the health establishment, the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Defence decided to operationalise Ayurveda Centres at 37 Cantonment Hospitals across the country from May 01, 2022.
Supporting this initiative, the Ayush Ministry would be providing skilled Ayush Doctors and Pharmacists to these 37 Cantonment Hospitals and Defence Ministry would be providing Ayush doctors and Pharmacists to 10 major military hospitals which are 166 MH, CH (WC), Chandimandir, MH Jaipur, CH (CC) Lucknow, MH Dehradun, MH Jabalpur, CH (SC) Pune, MH Secunderabad, CH (EC), Kolkata and 151 BH.
Further, the Ministry of Ayush would be empanelling skilled and qualified Ayurveda doctors and pharmacists as far as manning these facilities is concerned.
Through this, the residents of cantonments including Armed Forces personnel, their families and civilians would be able to benefit or avail of Ayurveda health services from these hospitals.
The decision was taken during a high-level meeting held between Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar and the Secretary Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rakesh Kotecha.
Through an agreement, the Ministry of Ayush and the Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) decided to operationalize Ayurveda Centres under Armed Force Medical Services (AFMS) Hospitals.
Ayurveda is spreading its reach across the world significantly. Further, the scientifically proven efficacy has enhanced the credibility of the Ayurveda stream globally.
The list of these Cantonment Hospitals is being given below: