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Ayush Drugs Provided by 8667 Pharmacies and 55 Laboratories in the Country

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8667 licensed Pharmacies and 55 licensed laboratories in private and cooperative sectors in the Country for providing quality AYSUH drugs

The setting up of drug laboratories and pharmacies for Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines in the country is a continuing process. The Central Government has established Ayurveda & Unani medicines manufacturing unit –Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL) at Mohan, District Almora, Uttrakhand and  two central laboratories, namely- Pharmacopoeial Laboratory of Indian Medicine (PLIM) for Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani medicines and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) for Homoeopathic medicines at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, which are notified as appellate laboratories under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945. States have 47 pharmacies and 27 laboratories of AYUSH in public sector, which have been supported through the Centrally Sponsored Scheme to strengthen their infrastructural and functional capacities of quality production and testing of AYUSH medicines respectively. Country has 8667 licensed pharmacies and 55 approved or licensed laboratories in private & cooperative sectors.  These pharmacies and laboratories are regulated under the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules, 1945 pertaining to Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathic medicines. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission implemented by the Ministry of AYUSH has a provision for the States to avail grant-in-aid for strengthening and establishment of AYUSH pharmacies and laboratories. Government has also authorized NABL accredited laboratories for batch to batch testing of AYUSH medicines procured by the central and state agencies.

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