Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
Aim & objectives of the organization:
The aim & objectives of Directorate of Indian Medicines & Homoeopathy, Odisha are mainly :‑
Brief history & back ground on establishment of Organization: Ayurvedic system of medicine was the only system of medicine which served the people of Odisha in distress and disease in the past. It enjoyed unquestioned patronage and support of the people till the country became independent. After independence Government of Odisha officially recognized Ayurvedic system of medicine by promulgating the Odisha Ayurvedic Medicine Act,1960.Homoeopathic system of treatment gained ground in Odisha during first half of the twentieth century. Government of Odisha officially recognized Homoeopathy system of medicine by enacting the Odisha Homoeopathic Medicine Act, 1956. The Unani system of medicine was officially included in health care services of the state during the year 1968.
Prior to 1968, the activities of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy systems were looked after by the Directorate of Health Services, Odisha. It was during June,1968,Government of Odisha created a separate Directorate for Ayurvedic & Homoeopathic medicines vide Government in Health & Family Planning Department Resolution No.12609/H, dated 6.6.1968. From June,1968 to September,1972 the Directorate functioned in Health & Family Planning Department and the peripheral Ayurvedic & Homoeopathic institutions were looked after by the Superintendent of Ayurvedic Institutions, Odisha and the Chief Medical Officer, Homoeopathy.
Odisha. The Directorate started functioning independently from September,1972. The Directorate was renamed as Directorate of Indian Medicines & Homoeopathy, Odisha and the post of Director sanctioned vide Govt. order No. 19448/H,dated 16.8.1974. The office of the Superintendent of Ayurvedic Institutions, Odisha and the Chief Medical Officer, Homoeopathy, Odisha were merged in the Directorate vide Government order No.37518/H,dated 14.11 .77.The Directorate was made permanent vide Government in Health & Family Welfare Department Resolution No.8809/H,dated 22.3.1982.
(a) Organogram : The Directorate of Indian Medicines & Homoeopathy, Odisha is headed by a Director and assisted by two Deputy Directors, one for Indian Medicines and other for Homoeopathy, one Chief Medical Officer(Homoeopathy),one Drugs Inspector(Ayurveda),one Establishment Officer and one Accounts Officer. At the district level 11 Ayurveda Inspectorates & 9 Homoeopathy Inspectorates have been supervising functioning of 1188 AYUSH dispensaries viz.(Ayurved-619, Unani - 09 &
Homoeopathy - 560) covering 30 districts of the state. Principals of 3 Govt. Ayurveda colleges and 4 Govt. Homoeopathy colleges have been looking after education & training in respective system & hospitals attached to colleges. Four Deputy Superintendents of Ayurvedic hospitals & one Deputy Superintendent of Homoeopathic hospital have been looking after functioning of hospitals.
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