All new 19 AIIMS to host ayurveda departments

The AYUSH ministry will organize 50 workshops in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and related sectors

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New Delhi: The Minister of State for AYUSH, Mr Shripad Yesso Naik has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in all the new nineteen All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He said, work is already on to also start Ayurveda Departments in hundred  ESIC hospitals under Ministry of Labour.

Further, approval has been received from Home Ministry to open Ayurveda departments in seven hospitals of BSF and other para military forces.

The AYUSH minister recently inaugurated the 3rd Ayurveda Day in New Delhi along with union minister for science and technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan. Mr Naik revealed that this year his ministry has taken many steps to fulfil the theme ‘Ayurveda for public health’ and decided for further expand the coverage of the National Programme of ‘Prevention of Non Communicable Disease’ from exiting six states.

The minister further said, the ministry will organize 50 workshops in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and AYUSH sector.

While addressing the gathering Dr Harsh Vardhan shared his experiences about Ayurveda and other systems of Indian medicine. He emphasized upon the scientific integration of AYUSH system of medicines.

As a part of Ayurveda Day celebration, Ministry had organized a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in association with NITI Aayog on 4th and 5th November 2018 at New Delhi, with the intention to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. The National Dhanwantary Ayurveda Awards were also given away today.

Nearly 800 participants from across the country were participated in the main function of 3rd Ayurveda day.  On this occasion “National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award” were also conferred to eminent Vaidyas. This year, this prestigious awards are given to Vd. S K Mishra, Prof M S Baghel  and  Dr Itoozhi Bhavadasan for their significant contribution for the promotion of Ayurveda. A cash prize of Rs five lakh along with citation are given to the awardees. The winners of the National level Ayurveda quiz conducted by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi, were also felicitated during function.

Another highlight observation of the 3rd Ayurveda Day was launch of the AYUSH-Health Management Information System (A-HMIS), a dedicated software application for Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the AYUSH systems of Healthcare which is expected to revolutionize the way Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy are practised in the country, by inducting modern IT-solutions into these systems.

NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul; Secretary-AYUSH, Vaidya Devendra Triguna were also present on this occasion.