Ayurveda depts will be opened in new 19 AIIMS: Shripad Naik

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SRINAGAR: Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik has announced that Ayurveda Departments will be opened in the new 19 AIIMS. He said work is already on to start Ayurveda Departments in hundred ESIC hospitals under Ministry of Labour.
Further, approval has been received from home ministry to open Ayurveda Deparments in seven hospitals of BSF and other paramilitary forces, a PIB statement issued here said.
The third Ayurveda Day was celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti. As part of Ayurveda Day celebration, the ministry had organised a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in association with NITI Aayog on Sunday and Monday at New Delhi with an aim to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. The National Dhanwantary Ayurveda Awards were also given away today.
According to statement, Naik while inaugurating the 3rd Ayurveda Day in New Delhi on Monday along with Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Harshvardhan, said this year ministry has taken many steps to fulfil the theme ‘Ayurveda for public health’ and decided to further expand the coverage of the national programme of ‘Prevention of Non Communicable Disease’ from exiting six states.
He said the ministry will organise 50 workshops in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and AYUSH sector.
While addressing the gathering, Dr Harshvardhan shared his experiences about Ayurveda and other systems of Indian medicine. He emphasised upon the scientific integration of AYUSH system of medicines and also appreciated Sunday’s seminar for sensitising young entrepreneurs and exploring business opportunities in Ayurveda.
Nearly 800 participants from across the country participated in the main function of 3rd Ayurveda day. On the occasion “National Dhanwantari Ayurveda Award” was also conferred to eminent Vaidyas.
This year, this prestigious award was given to Vd SK Mishra, Prof MS Baghel and Dr Itoozhi Bhavadasan for their significant contribution for the promotion of Ayurveda. A cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with citation was also given to the awardees. The winners of the National level Ayurveda quiz conducted by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi, were also felicitated during function.
Another highlight observation of the 3rd Ayurveda Day was launch of the AYUSH-Health Management Information System (A-HMIS), a dedicated software application for Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the AYUSH systems of healthcare, which is expected to revolutionise the way Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy are practised in the country, by inducting modern IT-solutions into these systems.
Member NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul, Vaidya Rajech Kotecha, Secretary-AYUSH, Vaidya Devendra Triguna, Pramod Kumar Pathak, Additional Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and PN Ranjit Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH were also present on the occasion.