Natonal Institute Of Traditional Medicine

National Instituteof Traditional Medicine was Established at Boralla Ayurveda Hospital, with the proposal of Project for Development of Traditional Medicine (1984), funded by UNDP/WHO. It was shifted to Navinna Ayurveda Complex in 1996. A new building for NITM was constructed by the Sri Lankan Government expending Rs 22 Million including 3 lecture halls, a Library and a hostel for accommodation. Ceremonially it was opened by Late Prime Minister Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranayake on 3rd October 1996.

Especially this institute is conducting training programs for Traditional Physicians, Medical Officers, Other staffs and communities. There are 7 Divisions for training as follows

  • Traditional Medicine Division.
  • Management Development Training Division.
  • Drugs Production Development Training Division .
  • Medicinal Plant Division.
  • Community Health care Division.
  • Nutrition & School programs Division.
  • Information & Statistics Division.

    National Institute of Traditional medicine is a Governmental Establishment, functioning as an Educational and Training Institute under the Department of Ayurveda. Its main objectives are the development of Traditional medicine and human resources for improvement of the health of the community, through the systematic establishment of traditional healthcare systems and to promote the healthcare through the development of human resources which need to upgrade the systems of Indigenous medicine in the National Health Conservation Structure.

    Objectives

    Development of the human resources to promote the health care among the community through the utilization of the human resources exists in the Indigenous medicine system.

    Collecting, conservation & spreading the Traditional Knowledge deal with the Indigenous medicine

    Sections

  • Skills development of the Traditional medical practitioners Awareness of community health .
  • Awareness of development & cultivation of Medicinal plant.
  • In Service Training.
  • Knowledge Development of the manufacturing of medicine Conservation of traditional knowledge in the system of Ayueveda medicine.
  • Training Programs Skills development of the Traditional medical practitioners programs

  • To update the knowledge of Ayurvedic fundamentals.
  • Conservation of the Traditional knowledge.
  • To update the knowledge of Ayurvedic drug manufacturing.
  • Development of Community Health

  • Introduction of Ayurveda to the school children. (Sarodini program)
  • “Ayurveda for future house wivesâ€� to the School girls. Introduction of Ayurveda to the teachers.
  • Nutritional programs to the mothers.
  • Introduction of Ayurveda to the Government officers & Community.
  • Awareness for development & cultivation of the medicinal plants

  • To update the knowledge of the traditional practitioners.
  • To update the knowledge of the Traditional Ayurveda medical students.
  • Training program for Agriculture instructors.
  • To update the knowledge of Ayurveda medical officers.
  • Identification & cultivation program for school children.
  • In Service Training

  • Administrative management for Ayurveda Medical officers in charge.
  • Office management training for the Clerical staff.
  • Training for supporting staff.
  • To Improve knowledge of the Languages.
  • Knowledge Development of the manufacturing of medicine

  • To update the knowledge of Ayurveda drug manufactures.
  • Drug manufacturing training for Pharmacist & supporting staff.
  • Special programs

  • Primary Health Care Programmes in many part of the Island.
  • Training of Ayurveda Nurse.