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PM To Inaugurate AIIA Satellite Centre In Goa

Ramping up educational facilities and natural medicine as well is the sole purpose of AYUSH currently

Highlighting the importance of the spread of Ayurvedic Education and the potential of traditional medicine in boosting the health tourism of India, Union Minister of Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a media briefing on Tuesday 6th December, 2022, informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating All India Institute of Ayurveda at Goa which is a Satellite Center of All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi on 11 December 2022. The Union Minister added that the satellite center would not only help in expanding the reach of world-class education in Ayurveda but also play an important role in boosting medical tourism in India.

“The Ayush branch of traditional medicine has made its mark at a global level and this has been possible because of the exemplary steps taken by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave more power to Ayush, by establishing it as a separate Ministry and has motivated us to expand the pastures of traditional medicine”, the Union Minister added. He also went on to say that, “The Ayush Ministry is focusing on benefitting the society as a whole. With immense help from our PM we are on a global platform now and WHO also has recognised its importance. We have major plans for the betterment of our nation and these will be carried out smoothly.”

Minister of State, Ministry of Ayush Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai along with Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Director of All India Institute of Ayurveda, Professor Tanuja M Nesari and other officials of Ministry of Ayush were present on this occasion.Apart from focusing on the best preventive healthcare facilities, the Goa-based satellite centre boasts of the best latest biomedical tools and machinery for diagnosis.

The All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi has already made its mark in the form of a tertiary care centre that played an important role by benefitting as many as 15 lakh patients during the last five years. The Centre in New Delhi provides for treatment in 36 specialty areas including panchakarma, diet, lifestyle, yoga, diagnostic technology etc. that are amalgamated with ultra-modern diagnostic technologies including an ICU.

In the last five years, the institute has enrolled as many as 350 students into MD and 85 PhD scholars in 12 specialties.

The institute has also created milestones in the field of translational research by bringing out about 1500 publications. Apart from this, the institute has signed about 50 Memorandum of Understanding with various institutes. Out of them 15 are from international institutions of global repute including London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London), Western Sydney University (Australia), and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan to foster the collaboration traditional medicines with latest technologies.

The Institute also achieved a milestone in providing exemplary services during the unprecedented Covid times. The institute provided secured the health of 80,000 Delhi police personnel through specially designed AYURRAKSHA Kits. The outcomes of which are published in the journal of Frontiers of Public Health.

“Similar facilities of Ayurvedic treatment will now be available in Goa. While the biodiversity and the medicinal plants found in the region will benefit the practice of Ayurveda in the institution, the satellite centre in Goa, which is also an international tourist destination will help in boosting the prospects of medical tourism in the country and realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Make in India and will prove to be a milestone in the field of Medical Value Travel. We at All India Institute of Ayurveda thank honorable Ayush Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State, Dr Mahendra Bhai Munjapara and the Ayush Ministry to make Prime Minister’s dream a reality,” said Professor (Dr) Tanuja M. Nesari, the Director of All India Institute of Ayurveda addressing the media conference.”

Salient features of the upcoming satellite centre of All India Institute of Ayurveda situated in Goa

• The Goa campus sprawling 50 acres in Pernem Taluka of Goa will not only provide tertiary treatment facilities in the Konkan region and will also play an important role in boosting Medical Value Travel among the vast number of tourists that flock to the destination from India and from across the world.

• AIIA Goa looks forward to offering a perfect blend of ancient wisdom and modern technology to provide tertiary care services to the patients visiting the facility

• The Goa campus presently offers Undergraduate courses affiliated by Goa University and it will be coming up with Postgraduate and Ph.D courses in the future. As many as 100 students will be admitted to the UG courses offered by the satellite centre.

• Apart from the 12 PG courses offered by All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, new courses including the Sharir Rachna, and Agada Tantra Departments will also be introduced in the in the AIIA satellite centre in Goa

• Goa campus at Village Dhargal in Pernem Taluka, North Goa, boasts of a hospital block consisting of a 250 bedded hospital that provides OPD, IPD services, a modular OT including ICU and emergency services, an academic block, a hostel, Director’s bungalow, residential quarters for staff members, a convenience centre, a sports facility, a kitchen, dining, and dietary centre.

• AIIA Goa also offers auxiliary services like five Panchakarma cottages with open area landscaping, a playground, a pharmacy, and an herbal garden for the holistic well-being of the patients.

• The satellite centre comes five years after the launch of All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi, which already has set up a benchmark in the field of Ayurvedic studies and treatment.

Benchmarks set by of All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi from 2017 to 2022

• All India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi has already made its mark in form of a tertiary care centre that played an important role by benefitting as many as 15 lakh patients in the last five years.

• The Centre in New Delhi provides for treatment in 36 specialty areas including panchakarma, diet, lifestyle, yoga, and diagnostic technology that are amalgamated with ultra-modern diagnostic technologies including an ICU.

• The institute has signed about 50 Memorandum of Understanding with international institutions of global repute.

The Covid health centre set up during the pandemic boasted of a 100 percent recovery rate, thereby translating the success of the institution and its tertiary care services.

AIIA is the - 

• Nodal Center for Conducting All India AYUSH PG Entrance Test (AIAPGET)

• National Pharmacovigilance Coordination Centre for AYUSH Drugs

• Nodal Center for Ministry of AYUSH for Smart India Hackathon

• Incubation Center for Ayurveda Innovation & Entrepreneurship (i-CAINE)

• Centre of Excellence in AYUSH Skill Development Courses

• International Cooperation Cell for Ayurveda (ICCA)

• Regional Raw Drug Repository - Trans Ganga Plain

• Nodal Centre for Training Health Care Workers, AYUSH, GoI


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