PM to dedicate three national Ayush institutes to the nation on Dec 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate three national Ayush Institutes - All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Goa, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Ghaziabad, and National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH), Delhi, to the nation on December 11, further strengthening research and international collaborations in the sector besides facilitating affordable Ayush services for the larger community.

This was announced by Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who also gave details of the 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC), which will get underway at Panjim, Goa, on December 8. Minister of State of Ayush Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai along with Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, and other officials of the Ministry of Ayush were present on this occasion. Prime Minister will also attend the valedictory function of WAC on December 11.

“The establishment of these institutes is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of expansion of infrastructure and human resources, besides the promotion of research in the traditional medical systems. Through these institutes, the Government will further strengthen its capabilities to provide affordable healthcare to every citizen and every region of the country,” said Sarbananda Sonowal.

The establishment of the institutes will create 400 additional seats for students who want to pursue UG, PG, and Doctoral courses and also add 550 additional beds in these three streams.

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Goa will work to provide the highest quality facilities for UG, PG, and post-doctoral streams in the aspects of education, research, and patient care services through the Ayurveda system of medicine. It will be developed into a wellness hub of Ayurveda promoting Medical Value Travel (MVT) and will function as a model center for international and national collaboration for academic & research purposes.

The National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH), Delhi, is the first of its kind to be established in Northern India to develop the Homoeopathic system of medicine and to provide health care facilities. It will work in mainstreaming and integrating Ayush healthcare services with modern medicines and encourage R&D and innovation, besides developing national institutes of repute.

National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, will be a satellite Centre of the existing National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore. It will first such institute in Northern India and cater to patients around Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and other states of India as well as foreign nationals.

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