National Ayurveda Research and Training Center (NARTC) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal. NARTC was established as a national level apex body for effective development and promotion of Ayurveda as a model institute for advancing research, training and patient care by Ayurveda system of medicine. The NARTC project began since the month of November 2003 when the Government of Nepal proposed to the Government of the People’s Republic of China for the unequivocal necessity of NARTC project in Nepal. Under the joint efforts and friendly cooperation between the nations, both the nations officially agreed to implement NARTC project on August 16, 2004. The Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Ministry of Health and Population of the Government of Nepal authorized China Jiangxi Cooporation for International and Technical Coorperation to build the project of NARTC on September 21, 2008. The project was commenced on February 20, 2009 and the Government of the People’s Republic of China handed NARTC over to Government of Nepal on April 3, 2011.For further enhancement of NARTC, the Government of the People’s Republic of China aided medical and training equipment with the value of RMB Yuan 15,400,000/- (RMB Yuan Fifteen Million and Four Hundred Thousands Only) in accordance with the provision of the letters exchanged on August 18 and August 24, 2014 between the nations. The Government of the People’s Republic of China officially handed over the equipment to the Government of Nepal on May 11, 2016. In addition to this, Chinese technical team also supported installment of equipment at NARTC. Under Development Committee Act, NARTC was in operation from February 12, 2012 till July 16, 2019.
NARTC is located on the premises of Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur with an area of 19482.4 m2 (30 Ropanies). The organization has three large buildings nominated as hospital, research and training buildings, respectively. Another four small buildings are designated as animal house, generator and water equipment house, waste management and cafeteria buildings. Building construction occupied 34563 m2 (17.7%) area of the territory of NARTC
The major vision envisaged for the NARTC isto promote research and training activities for contributing towards the globalization of Ayurveda system of Medicine and for providing evidence based quality Ayurveda health services to people.
- Support and conduct ethical research in Ayurveda
- Train and provide skilled manpower in field of Ayurveda.
- Implement evidence based research in treatment to the patient care activities to validate Ayurvedic treatment.
- Advocate and disseminate knowledge of Ayurveda research for the welfare of mankind.
- To perform institutional roles and undertake necessary activities
following strategies have been visualized:
1. Delivering research services.
2. Delivering information about research, training and health care
1. Delivering and improving training services.
2. Developing researches, trainers and experts.
3. Developing capacity building and strengthening professional
related governmental and non-government organizations.
III: Health Care Services
1. Contributing in evidence based health care services.
IV: Internal Capacity Development
1. Developing internal organizational and management capacity
V: Policy Input and Information Services
1. Promoting linkages and collaborating with other institutions.
The apex body of NARTC is the governing body presided over by Hon’ble Minister of Health & Population, Government of Nepal, to control and manage the activities of the organization. The organizational structure of NARTC has been set up under Development Board Act of Government of Nepal. Development Committee of the center delivers policy, approves programs and reviews progress. The ExecutiveDirector of NARTC is responsible for overall management of the organization. The heads of the NARTC divisions are responsible for the day to day functioning of their respective divisions.The organization set up of NARTC is depicted under three divisions:
- Research Division
- Research Hospital Division
- Plan, Training and Administration Division.