Indian Systems of Medicine Department
Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Siddha streams of medicines are known as Indian Systems. Primary Secondary and Tertiary healthcare delivery through these systems of medicine is carried out by different institutions under Department of ISM. The Department undertakes medical aid to the people through the wide network of Ayurveda Hospitals and Dispensaries, Naturopathy, Siddha & Unani hospitals and Dispensaries throughout Kerala. Service delivery is rendered by means of in-patient and out-patient treatments through 815 Dispensaries and 127 Hospitals all over the state. It is with immense pride and privilege that the department if ISM is giving yeoman service to the health care needs in the preventive promotive and curative aspects of the population of more than 3 crores through the length and breadth of the state. Our institutions cater to the health need of the general public, tribal settlements, coastal belts, slums and even to very rural and remote areas. Our area of health delivery includes communicable, non- communicable diseases, school health programmes, programmes for differently abled children, women and child healthcare programmes, Sports Ayurveda, health care programmes in association with various departments viz social justice department, state sports councils LSGD's etc.
The Department of Indian Systems of medicine comes under Department of AYUSH Kerala, headed by the Secretary. The Department of Indian Systems of medicine is controlled and administered by the Director. Director is by 2 Joint Directors. Field administration is effected by 14 District Medical Officers. Apart from this to aid and advice the Director there is Administrative Officer, Accounts Officer and Administrative Assistant at the directorate. The various hospitals and dispensaries under the DMOs have Charge Medical Officers. 5303 employees rendering exemplary service to cater the healthcare needs of people in different rank and file.