Shri.V.S.Sivakumar
 
Dr. K. Ellangovan,IAS
 
Dr Anitha Jacob
Minister for Health,
Family Welfare and Devaswom 
 

Secretary,
Health & Family Welfare Department

 
Director 
Indian Systems of Medicine 

Directorate of Indian Systems of medicine at Thiruvananthapuram

Indian Systems of Medicine Department

The traditional systems of medicine are of great relevance to the health care of the people. It is calculated that majority of world population are still relying on various traditional systems of medicine. Kerala is the first state in the country, which separates the traditional systems of medicine into Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Yoga & Naturopathy respectively.

Major Functions of the department
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 tretments through 768 Dispensaries and 119 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  for the population of more than 3 crores through the length and breadth of the state. Field administration of the department is being done by 14 District Medical Officers.