Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) on 17th October 2017 in New Delhi. AIIA will be able to fulfill the aim to bring about a health and wellness revolution under the aegis of Ayurveda. It’s Developed on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The institute has a 200-bed patient care unit and a research hub to produce quality information on Ayurvedic products and practices.
The prime objective of the institute is to bring about a collaboration between traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern technology. It will help to develop an integrated medical system.
Key points of All India Institute of Ayurveda:
- The apex institute comes under the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH).
- A budget amount of 157 crores was spent on the establishment of the institute in an area of 10,015 acres.
- It is the foremost institute under AYUSH which has been granted the National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
- The Ministry of AYUSH developed the Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines which aim to standardize the Ayurvedic medicine system were also inaugurated.
- The outpatient department (OPD) was opened a few days back, and the clinical departments include Neurological and Degenerative diseases department, Diabetes and Metabolic Care, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal diseases, Yoga, Panchkarma, Infertility clinic and Kriya Kalpa.
- For efficient diagnosis, in-house pathology and diagnostic labs are available which includes Biochemistry lab, Microbiology lab, and Radiology lab.
- The institute has begun postgraduate courses MD/MS from the academic year 2016-17 and D. courses from 1017-18.
The Ministry of AYUSH has urged all state governments, Ayurveda educational institutions, Associations of Ayurveda practitioners and drug makers to observe October 17 as World Ayurveda Day. The day is to be marked with the organization of lectures, talks, and seminars regarding Ayurveda.
Highlights of Ayurveda:
- It is a traditional medicine system from the Indian The two ancient books which contain Ayurvedic knowledge are Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita.
- The books describe three elemental substances in the body the balance of which results in health and well-being. They are Vata (Wind), Pitta (Bile) and Kapha (Phlegm).