Ayurvedic treatment is being practiced in our country from ancient times in order to treat medical conditions. And in order to maintain the tradition of the country, the government has decided to establish an Ayurvedic institution in the name of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA). The institute will operate under All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
The institute will be the first of its kind across the country. It will be referral-cum-teaching facility supposed to be established at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi. The campus area will be on a 10 acre land. The apex institute will be covering area of 40,000 square feet and will consists of 200 bed hospital. MD and Ph.D level education will be offered in this institution.
Establishment of AIIA has been approved by the Government of India. The admission procedure for the first batch of postgraduate course will start from the academic session 2016 as announced by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister in a press conference.
The officials stated that it would cost around Rs. 137 crore to the Health Ministry for the establishment of the AIIA. The proposed building will be a seven-floor hospital cum teaching center. Besides teaching and treating the patients, the institute will also offer research facility which will ensure towards the quality and standards of ayurvedic products.
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Union Minister of State of the ministry AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik said that “The construction activities and procurement of medical equipment and furniture are at advanced stage of completion.”
Also a proposal has been made to the central government of setting new homeopathy as well as Institute of Ayurveda in North-east region. It is said that AIIA will emerge as a center of excellence in fundamental research, quality control, research and other scientific purposes.
Wih the establishment of this university, the country will soon develop a way for both ayurvedic practitioner and pharmacologists to work together in order to maintain the traditional healthcare system in the nation.