The integration is facilitated by appointing or co-locating AYUSH doctors & supporting staff and creating infrastructure according to local needs, a statement by the ministry said.
There were 640 districts, 6431 blocks and 638588 villages incorporating 605 District Hospitals (DHs), 4535 Community Health Centres (CHCs) and 23673 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) till March 2011.
Out of these, AYUSH facilities had been co-located with 416 District Hospitals, 2942 Community Health Centres and 9559 Primary Health Centres during 2011. About 68.76 percent District hospitals had been co-located with AYUSH facilities till 2011, the ministry said in the statement.
All the District hospitals existing in the states and union territories of Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Lakshadweep and Puducherry had been co-located with AYUSH facilities, whereas, the states having more than 50 percent of the District hospitals co-located with AYUSH facilities were Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, the statement added.
There had been no co-location of AYUSH facilities in the Districts hospitals of the remaining 12 states and union territories, the ministry said.
Nearly 65 percent Community Health Centres had been co-located with AYUSH facilities till 2011. (More)