All India Institute of Ayurveda to be opened soon

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said All India Institute of Ayurveda is going to be set up shortly. In this manner the Government will take the AYUSH system of medicines to the grass root through the network of Primary Health Centers (PHCs) under the National AYUSH Mission (NAM).The Minister also said that it is the Mission of the Government that there should be an AYUSH Hospital in every district. The Institute is at advanced stage of completion. The construction of the building is almost complete. OPD is working with 9 Ayurveda specialties. Basic medical equipments, machinery and all allied services have been procured. Government had approved an amount of Rs. 134 crore for the project but later on it was revised to Rs. 157 crore in March, 2013. The progress of the project is being reviewed from time to time with the concerned agencies in the Project Management Committee Meeting. The slow progress is due to delay in obtaining statutory clearances from local bodies. Giving details about the International Yoga Day, the Minister said that 192 countries of the UN participated in the event and many countries have continued to emphasize the importance of Yoga after that. The Government is keen to popularize Yoga throughout the country and under the scheme of NAM, provision has been made for giving funds for setting up of Yoga Wellness centers and Naturopathy centers, the Minister explained.

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