Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda or AIIA. The institute has been launched in New Delhi and is modeled on the lines of AIIMS or All India Institute of Medical Science. Its inauguration took place on the occasion of ‘Ayurveda Day’, i.e today.
Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH, said that AIIA aims to integrate traditional Ayurveda with new diagnostic tools and technology.
The institute has been set up on a total area of 10.015 acres on a budget of Rs 157 crore. It is the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry to hold the coveted National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
Currently, the Institute hospital block includes neurological and degenerative disease care unit, rheumatology and musculoskeletal care unit, diabetes and metabolic/allergic disorders care unit, Yoga, Panchakarma clinic, Kriya Kalpa, diabetic retinopathy clinic and infertility clinic. It also has pathology, biochemistry, microbiology and radiology laboratories and diagnosis facilities.
The Post Graduate programme (MD/MS) in Ayurveda at AIIA started from the academic session 2016-17 and the PhD courses started from the session 2017-18.