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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-108

Evaluation of implementation status of national policy on Indian systems of medicine and homeopathy 2002: Stakeholders' perspective


1 Centre for Public Health, University Institute of Emerging Areas in Science and Technology, Panjab University, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Balpreet Singh
Centre for Public Health, University Institute of Emerging Areas in Science and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.139048

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Background: National Policy on Indian systems of medicine and homoeopathy (ISM and H policy) was formulated in 2002 to encourage the development of Ayurveda, Sidhha, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy in India. This study proposes to assess the views of public health experts on current implementation of ISM and H Policy. Methods: An online questionnaire was designed to ascertain the views of public health experts on ISM and H Policy and mailed to 100 public health experts. The tool was tested for content validity and a pilot study was done. Results were analyzed with the help of SPSS version 16. Results and Conclusion: Response rate was 61%. Majority of experts considered implementation status of ISM and H Policy as poor. Lack of quality education was mentioned as major factor responsible for current scenario of ISM and H Policy by most of experts. Lack of funds and government support were emerged as major bottlenecks in implementation of ISM and H Policy.


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