Modi to dedicate All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation on Oct 17
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate next week India’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) that is aimed to bring in synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology.
AIIA, to be inaugurated on October 17, is the first medical institute under the Ministry of AYUSH to hold the coveted status of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
“Set up as an apex institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, the AIIA will bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology,” said AYUSH Minster Sripad Yesso Naik on Saturday.
The AIIA, in the first phase, has been set up within a total campus area of 10.015 acres with a budget of Rs 157 crore.
“It has a NABH accredited Hospital and an Academic Block. Out Patient Services are being provided in the hospital block of AIIA and medicines are given free of cost,” said Naik.
Currently, the clinical specialties running in the hospital block are Neurological and Degenerative Disease Care Unit among others.
Other departments include Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Care Unit, Diabetes & Metabolic/Allergic Disorders Care Unit, Yoga, Panchakarma Clinic, Kriya Kalpa.
“Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic, Kshara Evum Anushastra Karma and Infertility Clinic are also there and it also has pathology, biochemistry, microbiology and Radiology laboratories/Diagnosis facilities. The indoor patient department has provision for 200 beds,” said Naik.
The Post Graduate programme (MD/MS) in Ayurveda at AIIA started from the academic session 2016-17 and the PhD courses started from the session 2017-18.