Ayurveda Depts to be opened in the new 19 AIIMS

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan lighting the lamp on the occasion of the 3rd Ayurveda Day, in New Delhi on November 05, 2018. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, the Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other dignitaries are also seen.

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 Para military forces.

Inaugurating the 3rd Ayurveda Day in New Delhi today along with Union Minister for Science & Technology, Dr. Harshvardhan, Naik said, this year Ministry has taken many steps to fulfil the theme ‘Ayurveda for public health’ and decided for further expand the coverage of the National Programme of ‘Prevention of Non Communicable Disease’ from exiting six states.

The Minister further said, the Ministry will organise 50 workshops in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and AYUSH sector.

Dr. Harshvardhan hasemphasised upon the scientific integration of AYUSH system of medicines. He has also appreciated yesterday’s seminar for sensitizing young entrepreneurs and exploring business opportunities in Ayurveda.

The third Ayurveda Day is being celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti today. As a part of Ayurveda Day celebration, Ministry had organised a “National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda” in association with NITI Aayog on 4th & 5th November 2018 at New Delhi, with the intention to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector. The National Dhanwantary Ayurveda Awards were also given away today.

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