The Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated six new buildings as part of the Project II of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH) to expand capacity. The cost of the construction of these new buildings is estimated at more than 60 crores.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sonowal said that the expansion of this premier institute can play an instrumental role in furthering the role of traditional medicine in the region. We see a huge role of integrative medicine in the healthcare solutions delivery system of the country in the forthcoming years. The investment made by the government through these new buildings will embolden our effort to rejuvenate traditional medicine in this region of the country. The Minister also announced NEIAH will be starting its ambulance services soon.
Speaking about the role of the Northeast’s role in traditional medicine, Sarbananda Sonowal added, “Our Northeast is blessed by Mother Earth whose natural bounty has helped us heal for many generations. We simply want to take this process forward so that it can help many more people and help them live a better quality of life. The vision of PM Modi Ji is to develop a healthcare delivery system which is effective and efficient. With the continuous impetus to build and expand capacity for research and build a scientific base for traditional medicine, I believe the six new buildings inaugurated today will play a crucial role for NEIAH towards the achievement of this objective.”
NEIAH has witnessed a steady growth in patients as more and more people are experiencing better results at the hospital. In FY2022-23, the hospital saw a footfall of 52,088 patients in its OPD clinics while 504 patients were admitted as IPD patients for healing & recovery. In Ayurveda, NEIAH saw a footfall of 36,683 patients at the OPD clinics, as well as 482 patients, who got admitted to the IPD section of the university. In Homoeopathy, the footfall in its OPD clinics was 19,397 patients while 22 patients got themselves admitted under it. As many as 35 health camps& 4 CMEs (Continuing Medical Education)were conducted by NEIAH during the same period.
The Six new buildings will have a boy's hostel with a capacity to accommodate 104 occupants, a girl's hostel with a capacity to accommodate 104 occupants, 8 units of Type III quarter, 6 units of Type IVA Quarter, 7 units of Type IVB cum Director’s Residence, a senior resident hostel with 25 units, and a guest house with 19 rooms & 2 suites. The buildings were made with an estimated cost of ₹60.16 crores.
The event was also attended by Guests of Honour, viz. Dr Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Govt. Of Meghalaya as well as AL Hek, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Govt. of Meghalaya. Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU); Prof(Dr) Nalin Mehta, Director, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) and Dr Neeta Mahesekar, Director, NEIAH also attended the event.
In academics, NEIAH has already enrolled six undergraduate batches into the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS). From 50 students in 2016-17, the intake of students has now been increased to 63 per batch. The courses are affiliated with North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya.
The North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH) is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. NEIAH was established to provide health care facilities to the people of NE Region and Sikkim under Ayurveda and Homoeopathy systems of medicine. The Institute is currently running one college of Ayurveda and one college of Homoeopathy along with its attached hospitals. The Institute runs 60 bedded Ayurvedic and 20 bedded Homoeopathic Hospitals.
The hospitals at the NEIAH campus are well-equipped with private wards, a labour room, Operation Theatre, a Yoga centre, a Physiotherapy unit, a Panchkarma unit etc. Investigation facilities like ECG, USG, X-ray, Laboratories, and Nadi Taranganietc. are also available at the institute. The institute is equipped with 7 OPDs in Ayurveda and 5 OPDs in Homoeopathy. There is a full-fledged IPD facility with 60 beds for Ayurveda and 20 beds for Homoeopathy. The institute is spread over an area of 20 acres.
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Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for women, as they prepare to bring a new life into the world. It is a time of great joy and anticipation, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.
Mental health issues are common during pregnancy, and it is essential to take care of your mental health to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Mental health issues during pregnancy can take many forms, including depression, anxiety, and stress. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, relationship problems, financial stress, and physical discomfort. Whatever the cause, it is important to address mental health issues during pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcome for both the mother and the baby.
According to Shivangi Sagar, Counselling Psychologist and Co-Founder of HopeQure, a platform for counselling and therapy consultations, mood swings are normal during pregnancy but if you feel nervous or down all the time, it could be a sign of something deeper. She says, "Stress over being pregnant, changes in your body during the pregnancy, and everyday worries can take a toll. Depression and anxiety are the two most common and prevalent disorders faced during pregnancy. The prevalence ranges from 8 to 30 per cent all over the world."
"Antenatal depression i.e., depression before the birth of the child is a strong predictor of postnatal depression. Depression is sadness or feeling down or irritable for weeks or months at a time. Someone may have depression before getting pregnant. But it also can start during pregnancy for a number of reasons -- for example, if a woman isn't happy about being pregnant or is dealing with a lot of stress at work or stress at home. Whereas, anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear over things that might happen. If you worry a lot anyway, many things can stress you out during pregnancy. You might worry that you won't be a good parent or that you can't afford to raise a baby," says Shivangi.
"Perinatal and antenatal mental issues have been associated with many poor outcomes, including maternal, child, and family unit challenges. Infants and young children of depressed mothers are more likely to have a difficult temperament, as well as cognitive and emotional delays. Among mothers who have a history of depression and decide to stop taking their antidepressants during the perinatal period, the majority suffer from relapsing symptoms. If depression continues postpartum, there is an increased risk of poor mother-infant attachment, delayed cognitive and linguistic skills in the infant, impaired emotional development, and risk for behavioural problems in later life."
While there is a probability of adverse mental health concerns in mothers during pregnancy, it is of chief importance that these symptoms can be managed.
Here are seven ways Counselling Psychologist Shivangi suggests you protect your mental health while pregnant:
Seek Prenatal Care: Regular prenatal care is critical to identify mental health issues early on and providing support and resources to address them. Prenatal care can also ensure that both the mother and the baby are healthy throughout the pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is a powerful tool for managing depression. It can assist in elevating the mood during pregnancy and provide strength to the body, especially the pelvic floor, hip, and abdominal core muscles. It gives the mother a healthier pregnancy and research has confirmed that a healthy mother is more likely to have or give birth to a healthy baby.
Increase Awareness: It is important to take notice that you are facing mental health issues. It can be helpful to talk to a professional and help you deal with your specific issues.
Practice Positive Self-Talk: Sometimes writing a few positive affirmations and reading them aloud can help in uplifting the mind. It is significant that pregnant women should focus their attention on positive things.
Communicate Openly: Talking about what is causing you stress with your partner, family, friends or a professional can help you understand your stressors and how you can manage them. It will also help your loved ones support you during this period. Having a strong support system during pregnancy can provide valuable emotional support and connection. Joining a support group for pregnant women can also provide a valuable source of support.
Prioritise Self-Care: Taking care of oneself during pregnancy is essential to reduce stress and promote positive mental health. This can include getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular physical activity. Taking time for oneself to relax and engage in activities can also help reduce stress.
Breathing Exercises: You can try breathing exercises and help you calm yourself in times of stress and anxiety. You can also try mindfulness and meditation techniques to regulate your emotions.
Seek Professional Help: If you are experiencing severe or persistent mental health issues during pregnancy, it's essential to seek professional help. This can include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Healthcare providers can help identify the best treatment options for individual needs. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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The 6th edition of One Earth-One Health - Advantage Healthcare India 2023 was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today in New Delhi today. The Prime Minister welcomed all national and international participants and hoped that the gathering will strengthen global partnerships on the agenda of ''One Earth-One Health''.
In his address, Prime Minister said, “When it comes to holistic healthcare, India has much important strength. We have talent. We have the technology. We have a track record. We have tradition. For thousands of years, India's outlook toward health has been holistic. We have a great tradition of preventive and promotive health. Systems such as Yoga and meditation have now become global movements. They are ancient India's gifts to the modern world. Similarly, our Ayurveda system is a complete discipline of wellness. It takes care of the physical and mental aspects of health.”
Prime Minister added that the world is looking for solutions to stress and lifestyle diseases. India's traditional healthcare systems hold a lot of answers. Our traditional diet which consists of millet can also help with food security and nutrition. The global response to healthcare challenges can’t be scattered and isolated as it is time for an integrated, inclusive, and institutional response. This is one of our focus areas during our G20 presidency.
The Ministry of Ayush is actively participating in this event to showcase the strength of the Ayush sector in Medical Value Travel (MVT). Ministry is also showcasing the potential of Ayush through the exhibition highlighting Ayush's strength and contribution towards MVT. The Health Ministers of different countries, National and International policymakers, academics and subject experts, and other dignitaries participating in the event, will also visit the All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi to have firsthand knowledge of Traditional Medicines.
As per the latest data India has emerged as the main destination for MVT, which is evident from the fact that the number of foreign tourists seeking medical tourism in India in 2017 was 45,42,000, leading to total foreigners’ spending in wellness tourism at over $12.8 Billion (1 lakh crore). High-quality healthcare services including wellness, therapeutic care, rejuvenation therapies, Yoga, Meditation, affordable and holistic health care, etc., were considered to be strong enablers in this growth trajectory.
This two-day summit will witness 125 exhibitors and around 500 hosted foreign delegates from 73 countries. Delegates from countries in the region of Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, SAARC, and ASEAN will bring together and connect the Indian healthcare providers and foreign participants on one forum.
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All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under the Ministry of AYUSH hosted a walkthrough for the “Working Group of C20 on Integrated Holistic Health on 8th April 2023. A large group of over 400 delegates participated in the event and the institute showcased how an integrated approach to health care can be effectively implemented..
The C-20 is one of the eight official engagement groups of the G-20 forum. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the US which forms the C20 group. C20 India 2023 is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20 that provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) around the world to voice the people’s aspirations to the world leaders of G20.
Dr. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women (for Resource Management, Sustainability, and Partnerships & United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women); Swami Amritaswaroopananda Puri, Vice-Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University); Dr. Manoj Nesari, Adviser (Ay.), Ministry of Ayush; Dr. Adolpho Rubinstein, Former Health Minister of Argentina, Director of the Center for Implementation and Innovation in Health Policy. The founder and Director General of the Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) and others were the delegates who visited AIIA. The institute organized a walkthrough, where the delegates were taken to the hospital and highlighted how an integrated approach in health care can be effectively implemented for the well-being of humanity.
AIIA has also signed an MoU with the University of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham for cooperation and collaboration in the field of Research and Academics in Ayurveda. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research academia university hereinafter referred to as Amrita. The MoU was signed by Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA, Ministry of Ayush, and Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair, the Provost, of Medical Sciences at Kochi campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham. AIIA already has MoUs with the European Academy of Ayurveda, Bernstein, Germany; Western Sydney University, Australia; Graz Medical University, Austria; College of Medical, UK; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On this occasion Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Neasri, said “We are happy to co-host C20 delegates at AIIA, a tertiary care set-up under the Ministry of Ayush. We are honored to showcase the institute as a model of integration and holistic healthcare in Ayurveda. To help us realize the vision of health for all and holistic well-being, the strength of the Ayush system should be integrated into mainstream healthcare.
“It is my pleasure to join you all at AIIA. The science of Ayurveda is India’s gift to the world - it is India’s knowledge, learning, tradition, and culture. Through C20, the focus is again being driven toward holistic healing through an integration of Ayurveda with modern medicine. This is an innovative approach and will benefit everyone,” said Dr. Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General UN & Deputy Executive Director, of UN Women.
AIIA launched the millet calendar at the hands of Ms. Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General UN & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women. On the occasion AIIA received the blessings of Swamiji, Shri Amritaswaroopanand Puri. A cultural program followed by Patya Aahar was served to the guest on the occasion..
The B2B Conference & Expo along with the National Arogya Summit, held in Guwahati recently under the aegis of the Ministry of Ayush under India’s presidency of SCO, has successfully brought together 25 SCO countries to promote Traditional Medicine so as that it can contribute to the economic development, environment protection and achieve the goal of Health Security among the SCO nations. The event witnessed the active participation of H.E. Dr. Thet Khaing Win Minister of Health, Myanmar, H.E. Safiyya Mohamed Saeed Deputy Minister of Health, Maldives and Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai MoS for Ayush and Participation of China, Russia, and Pakistan in technical sessions through virtual mode was also noteworthy. The Conference and Expo cum Summit was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping &Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
India attained the SCO full member status in 2017 and after assuming the Presidency of SCO Council of Heads of State for the year 2023 on 17th September 2022 at Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had remarked that India would take the initiative for a new SCO Expert Working Group on Traditional Medicine. Accordingly, the Ministry of Ayush has taken various initiatives on Traditional Medicine during India’s SCO Presidency viz., organized a virtual conference of experts and practitioners of Traditional Medicine, conducted the First Expert Working Group (EWG) on Traditional Medicine wherein Draft Regulations of the EWG on Traditional Medicine were approved at an expert level and will be further subjected to other respective country administrative procedures and finally to be adopted at the Head of the States Summit. It is in this light that the Guwahati SCO B2B Conference and Expo acquire importance and could successfully take the momentum further.
On the sidelines of the SCO B2B conference, the Ministry of Ayush also had a bilateral meeting with Myanmar to discuss cooperation on Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine. The MoU for the same was signed between the Ministry of Ayush, India, and the Ministry of Health, Myanmar on 29th August 2016, which is automatically extended and valid up till 28th August 2026. The Indian side was led by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister for Ayush and Ports, Shipping & waterways. Myanmar's side was led by H.E. Dr. Thet Khaing Win, Minister, Ministry of Health, Myanmar.
This Conference was attended by a total of 214 participants, out of which 83 were international delegates from 16 SCO Countries and 131 were Indian delegates. A total of 30 presentations were made during the said event of which 19 were from SCO Countries. 11 presentations were delivered by the Indian side, including presentations from the Ministry of Ayush and the industry. A total of 11 sessions were held during the said conference. Active participation by all representatives across various discussions/presentations, trade activities and concurrently running National Arogya Summit/Expo was a remarkable achievement.
While 56 exhibitors, including industries, educational institutes, and Ayush services providers exhibited their products, institutions & infrastructure, and were involved in the B2B expo in Guwahati, the encouraging response came from 60 buyers from 11 countries in the form of keen interest. During the conference and the Expo, more than 125 one-to-one meetings were held between buyers & sellers. The trade interest was received from 13 SCO countries in the fields of Ayurveda Education, Traditional Medicine Products, and developing Infrastructure for providing Ayurveda and Yoga for Medical Value Travel. These B2B meeting participants were from Tajikistan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India.
The B2B conference was organized in line with the theme “SECURE” SCO, where ‘S’ stands for Security for Citizens, ‘E’ for Economic Development, ‘C’ for Connectivity, ‘U’ for Unity, ‘R’ for Respect for Sovereignty and Territorial Unity and ‘E’ for Environment Protection. These themes were covered during the SCO events in India in the following manner:-
The SCO nations together deliberated on various issues about Traditional Medicine, easing up trade for traditional medicine within the SCO nations and promoting Traditional medicine. These issues were discussed upon to achieve the goal of Health Security among the SCO nations, which relates to the Security (Health) theme of SCO.
Keeping the theme of Economic Development into consideration, 10 LOIs were received during the event along with a direct trade interest of over INR 590 Crore. Likewise, the opportunities will also be available for other SCO countries.
16 SCO nations brought together under one umbrella for deliberating on the key agenda of the development of traditional medicine and its active promotion highlights the Connectivity theme of SCO.
Consensus was developed among the Experts from SCO Member States on the Regulations of the EWG on TM under SCO which relates to the Unity theme of SCO.
This event held by the Ministry of Ayush, under the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was not only a crown jewel in the SCO deliberations and cooperation efforts under the presidency of India but also highlights the potential for growth and synergies between SCO Nations in the global Traditional Medicine sector.
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भारत की एससीओ अध्यक्षता में आयुष मंत्रालय के तत्वावधान में हाल में गुवाहाटी में राष्ट्रीय आरोग्य शिखर सम्मेलन के साथ-साथ बी2बी सम्मेलन तथा एक्सपो का आयोजन किया गया। इस आयोजन से पारंपरिक चिकित्सा को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए 25 एससीओ देश सफलतापूर्वक एक साथ आए, ताकि वह आर्थिक विकास, पर्यावरण संरक्षण में योगदान दे सकें तथा एससीओ देशों के बीच स्वास्थ्य सुरक्षा के लक्ष्य को प्राप्त कर सकें।
इस कार्यक्रम में म्यांमार के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री महामहिम डॉ. थेट खिंग विन, मालदीव के स्वास्थ्य उपमंत्री महामहिम सफिया मोहम्मद सईद तथा आयुष राज्य मंत्री डॉ. मुंजपारा महेंद्रभाई सक्रिय रहें। वर्चुअल मोड़ में तकनीकी सत्रों में चीन, रूस और पाकिस्तान की भागीदारी सराहनीय रही। सम्मेलन तथा एक्सपो सह शिखर सम्मेलन का उद्घाटन केंद्रीय आयुष तथा पत्तन,पोत परिवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय मंत्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने किया।
भारत को 2017 में एससीओ की पूर्ण सदस्यता मिली। 17 सितंबर 2022 को उज्बेकिस्तान के समरकंद में वर्ष 2023 के लिए एससीओ राष्ट्राध्यक्ष परिषद की अध्यक्षता ग्रहण करने के बाद प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने कहा था कि भारत पारंपरिक चिकित्सा पर नए एससीओ विशेषज्ञ कार्य समूह के लिए पहल करेगा। इसी के अनुरूप, आयुष मंत्रालय ने भारत की एससीओ अध्यक्षता के दौरान पारंपरिक चिकित्सा पर अनेक पहल की हैं। इनमें पारंपरिक चिकित्सा के विशेषज्ञों तथा चिकित्सकों के वर्चुअल सम्मेलन का आयोजन, जिसमें पारंपरिक चिकित्सा पर प्रारूप विनियमों को विशेषज्ञ स्तर पर स्वीकृत किया गया तथा आगे अन्य संबंधित देश प्रशासनिक प्रक्रियाओं के अधीन होंगे और अंतत: राष्ट्राध्यक्षों के शिखर सम्मेलन में अपनाया जाएगा। इस कारण गुवाहाटी एससीओ बी2बी सम्मेलन तथा एक्सपो का महत्व बढ़ गया है और यह सफलतापूर्वक गति पकड़ सकता है।
एससीओ बी2बी सम्मेलन से अलग आयुष मंत्रालय ने आयुर्वेद तथा पारंपरिक चिकित्सा के क्षेत्र में सहयोग पर म्यांमार के साथ द्विपक्षीय बैठक भी की। इसके लिए आयुष मंत्रालय और म्यांमार के स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के बीच 29 अगस्त 2016 को समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए गए थे। यह समझौता ज्ञापन स्वत: 28 अगस्त, 2026 तक बढ़ गया है और मान्य है। भारतीय पक्ष का नेतृत्व पत्तन, पोत परिवहन और जलमार्ग मंत्रालय मंत्री श्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने किया। म्यांमार का नेतृत्व वहां के स्वास्थ्य मंत्री महामहिम डॉ. थेट खिंग विन ने किया।
इस सम्मेलन में कुल 214 प्रतिभागियों ने भाग लिया। इनमें से 83 प्रतिनिधि 16 एससीओ देशों के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय प्रतिनिधि थे और 131 भारतीय प्रतिनिधि थे। कार्यक्रम के दौरान कुल 30 प्रस्तुतियां दी गईं, जिनमें से 19 एससीओ देशों की थीं। भारत ने 11 प्रस्तुतियां दी, जिनमें आयुष मंत्रालय तथा उद्योग जगत की प्रस्तुतियां शामिल थीं। सम्मेलन के दौरान कुल 11 सत्र आयोजित किए गए। विभिन्न चर्चाओं/प्रस्तुतियों, व्यापार गतिविधियों तथा राष्ट्रीय आरोग्य सम्मेलन/एक्सपो के साथ-साथ चलने से सभी प्रतिनिधियों की सक्रिय भागीदारी महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धि थी।
उद्योगों, शैक्षणिक संस्थानों तथा आयुष सेवा प्रदाताओं सहित 56 प्रदर्शकों ने गुवाहाटी में बी2बी एक्सपो में अपने उत्पादों, संस्थानों तथा अवसंरचनाओं का प्रदर्शन किया, जबकि 11 देशों के 60 खरीदारों ने गहरी दिलचस्पी दिखाई। सम्मेलन तथा एक्सपो के दौरान क्रेताओं और विक्रेताओं के बीच 125 से अधिक वन-टू-वन बैठकें हुईं। आयुर्वेद शिक्षा, पारंपरिक चिकित्सा उत्पादों तथा आयुर्वेद और योग को मेडिकल वैल्यू ट्रेवल प्रदान करने के लिए अवसंरचना विकास के क्षेत्र में 13 एससीओ देशों द्वारा व्यापार हित की रुचि व्यक्त की गई। बी2बी बैठक में ताजिकिस्तान, आर्मेनिया, उज्बेकिस्तान, मंगोलिया, कजाकिस्तान, बहरीन, म्यांमार, श्रीलंका तथा भारत के प्रतिभागी थे।
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