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  1. What does word “AYUSH” stands for?
  2. The word “AYUSH” is an acronym and it stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy.

  3. Why AYUSH components have been kept under one Umbrella?
  4. It has been the focus of the Government to promote traditional alternate systems of medicines since these are time tested means of healthcare delivery which are low cost, easily available safe and prevalent in various regions of the country. For ease of administration, these systems have been kept under one umbrella which is growing.


  5. How can I find and meet AYUSH doctor near my residence?
  6. Directorate of AYUSH has a network of 160 dispensaries/hospital units in Delhi with dedicated manpower and robust infrastructure. Please click on the link “AYUSH Facility Locator” to find AYUSH healthcare facilities near you.

  7. What are the timings and what is the procedure to approach this facility?
  8. Most of the AYUSH healthcare facilities are co-located with Delhi Government Allopathic dispensaries/hospitals and follow the same timings as below:              

    Morning Dispensaries

    8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Mon- Sat)

    Hospital Units

    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Mon- Fri)
    9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Sat)


    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM(Mon- Fri)
    9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Sat)

    Evening dispensaries

    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM(Mon- Sat)

  9. What are the charges/fees for consultation and medicines at these facilities?
  10. The consultation is given free of cost at all these centres alongwith free medicines.

  11. Do Government Hospitals provide indoor treatment facility in AYUSH? If yes, please let me know where?
  12. Indoor treatment facilities are available as below:              

    HospitalLocationTreatment Modality

    Ayurvedic and UnaniTibbia College & Hospital

    Karol Bagh, New Delhi.

    Ayurveda & Unani

    Ch. Brahma Prakash ayurved Charak Sanstan

    Khera Dabar, Najafgarh, New Delhi


    Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital

    Defence Colony, New Delhi.


    Dr. B.R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital

    Nanak Pura, New Delhi.


  13. Is there any online registration of OPD appointment available for these facilities?
  14. Presently no such facility is available for availing healthcare facilities in Delhi Government dispensaries.

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Last Updated : 10 Sep,2022