Government to start bridge programme for Ayurveda doctors
The government will soon start ‘Bridge Programmes on Certificate in Community Health’ for ayurvedic practitioners and nurses in community health to equip them to serve at sub centres. According to guidelines under the National Health Mission, these certificate programmes would be rolled out by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

These trained staff would function as Mid Level Health Care Providers and called ‘Community Health Officers (CHOs)’ and posted at health sub centres which could be developed as ‘Health and Wellness Centres’.