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Voluntary Certification Scheme for Traditional Community Healthcare Providers

VCSTCHP is a National Scheme which is being implemented by Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi and the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore. TDU is approved by QCI as a Personnel Certification Body to assess and certify prior learning of traditional healers, following the International norms as per ISO 17024.


Traditional Community Healthcare Providers (TCHPs) play a vital role in meeting the health care needs of our populations in India especially in rural areas. They constitute a unique group of community supported paramedical health workers of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy). They treat from a  range of simple primary healthcare related common ailments to management of  jaundice, joint pain, sprain, dislocation and bone fracture, child birth, women and child health,  poisonous bites, skin diseases, burns and so on. They provide treatment to their needy and poor patients solely based on their social legitimacy. National ISM Policy Statement (2002), National Rural Health Mission Statement (2005) and Five Year Plan documents of Planning Commission, Government of India (2007 and 2012) and National Health Policy 2017 officially confirm the existence and relevance of Traditional Community Healthcare Providers. National or State programmes to strengthen and build the capacity of these community supported AYUSH paramedical health workers are yet to be designed and implemented by any Government Institutions to strengthen and build capacity of Traditional Community Healthcare Providers and mainstream them in to the Public Health System. This lack of support  inhibits the continuity of the great tradition of Traditional Community Healthcare Providers of our country. To meet the growing demand for community healthcare providers in the public health system, the public health experts and professionals have recommended to certify and build the capacity of Traditional Community Healthcare Providers through a Voluntary Certification Scheme for TCHPs. 


Call for Application

The University of Trans Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), a Certification Body approved by the Quality Council of India calls for applications from the eligible  applicants amongst Traditional Community Healthcare Providers who are interested to  seek their certification under the Voluntary Certification Scheme launched by the QCI &  FRLHT for Traditional Community Healthcare Providers, in the management of a few  selected traditional community healthcare practices relating to Common Ailments,  Jaundice, Joint Pain, Poisonous Bites, Traditional Birth Attendants and Traditional  Bone Setting. 


The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity to the interested Traditional Community Healthcare Providers (TCHP) to seek certification through evaluation of their competence through a third party assessment of knowledge and skills. 

Application Forms

Information Brochures

Scheme Documents

For updated QCI Scheme documents please visit this link: Quality Council of India 


Our Events


TDU PrCB Managing Committee

Dr. Leena Wadia


Dr. Prakash B N

Head of PrCB

Mr. Suresh Hegde


Mr. Hariramamurthi G


Dr. Girish Kumar


TCHP Statewise Advisory Board

Advisory Board - Karnataka

Advisory Board - Chhattisgarh

Advisory Board - Kerala

Advisory Board - Tamil Nadu

Advisory Board - Goa

Advisory Board - AP & Telangana

TCHP Statewise Evaluators Panel

Evaluation Panel - Karnataka

Evaluation Panel - Chhattisgarh

Evaluation Panel - Kerala

Evaluation Panel - Tamil Nadu

Evaluation Panel - Goa

Evaluation Panel - AP & Telangana


Certified TCHPs List

Andhra Pradesh

Chhattisgarh (Certified List)

Tamil Nadu

Chhattisgarh (Recertified List)



Appeals & Complaints

The candidates may appeal to the Appeals Sub-committee against any decisions of the PrCB. The TCHPs, the users of the services of the certified TCHPs or any other stake holders may register their complaints to the Complaints Sub-committee. The appeals and complaints will be acknowledged within a week and will be attended and responded to within 3 weeks.

Complaints Sub-Committtee

  • Dr. Leena Wadia, Member

  • Dr. Prakash BN, Member

Click here to register a complaint

Appeals Sub-Committtee

  • Dr. Girish Kumar, Member

  • Mr. Suresh Hegde, Member

Click here to register an appeal


TCHP Media Coverage

Contact Details

Dr. Prakash BN
Head of the PrCB

Mob. No.: 9066177480



Click Here to Send a Query

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