On Ayurveda Day, PM inaugurates All India Institute of Ayurveda

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event to dedicate first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation on the occasion of 2nd Ayurveda Day, in New Delhi on October 17, 2017. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik is also seen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event to dedicate first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation on the occasion of 2nd Ayurveda Day, in New Delhi on October 17, 2017. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik is also seen.

To mark ‘Ayurveda Day’ on October 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first institute of Ayurveda in the capital. It’s called the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and is modelled on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The AIIA will be the apex Ayurveda institute under the Ministry of AYUSH, and will bring in the synergy between traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology. It is the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry to hold the coveted National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.

The institute is set up on a total area of 10.015 acres on a budget of Rs 157 crores.

While speaking at the inauguration event, PM Modi called for strengthening Ayurveda for improving the overall wellness in the society.

Addressing the Ayurveda experts, who were present at the event, the PM said, “…Need to find medicines which give immediate relief to patients and also keep side effects at bay.”

The Prime Minister also said that the government was working on having a full-fledged Ayurveda-related hospital in each and every district of the country. He also highlighted the benefits of healthcare measures as propounded by Ayurveda. He said his government was focusing on bringing in preventive affordable measures to improve the healthcare system.

The Prime Minister also called for a ‘health revolution’ on the lines of the IT revolution. He urged private players to use corporate social responsibility funds to strengthen Ayurveda.

At the event, the Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines developed by the AYUSH ministry was also released.

Nearly 1,500 participants from across the country were part of the program, which including prominent Ayurveda experts.

The Ministry of AYUSH has requested all the state governments, Ayurveda teaching institutions, associations of Ayurveda practitioners and Ayurveda drug industries among others in India and abroad to observe ‘Ayurveda Day’ on October 17 and undertake various activities like organising public lectures, seminars, exhibition and radio talks.

(With inputs from agencies)