The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has given its approval for changing the nomenclature & mandate of the North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) as North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Folk Medicine Research (NEIAFMR).
Details: Keeping in view the need, the proposal to change the nomenclature and mandate of North Eastern Institute of Folk Medicine (NEIFM) to North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Folk Medicine Research (NEIARMR) for imparting quality Education and Research in Ayurveda & Folk Medicine at Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. The consequential changes will also be carried out in the Memorandum of Association & Rules and Regulations.
Impact: The inclusion of Ayurveda within the mandate of the Institute will be highly beneficial for the people of the North East region for imparting quality education and research in Ayurveda and Folk medicine. The institute will also provide opportunities for students of Ayurveda and Folk medicine not only in India but also the neighbouring countries such as Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, Nepal, China and other Central Asian countries.
Background: The NEIFM, Pasighat was established for systemic research, documentation and validation of traditional folk medicine and health practices of the region. The objectives for which the Institute was established include to function as an apex research centre for all aspects of Folk Medicine, to create an interface between traditional healers and scientific research, survey, documentation and validation of folk medicine practices, remedies and therapies for possible usage in public health care and future research etc.
Also, Read in Hindi► पूर्वोत्तर लोक चिकित्सा संस्थान अब पूर्वोत्तर आयुर्वेद और लोक चिकित्सा अनुसंधान संस्थान कहलायेगा
An MoU was signed between Jamnagar based Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) under the Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Gujarat in the presence of the Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Nitinbhai Patel and Secretary, Ministry of AyushVaidya Rajesh Kotecha on 15th July 2021.
Through this MoU, all the institutions functioning in the Ayurveda campus in Jamnagar have been brought under the umbrella of ITRA, the only institution under the Ministry of Ayush that has been accorded the status of Institute of National Importance (INI). Underlining the importance of the MoU, shriNitinbhai said that this will pave the way of the strengthening of the education system in all branches of Ayurveda.
The MoU was exchanged between the Director, ITRA, Prof. Dr. Anup Thakar and Shri H.P. Jhala, I/C Registrar, Gujarat Ayurveda University.
“This arrangement will result, in due course, in the opening of new doors in the fields of education, research and medicine,” said the Deputy CM on the occasion of the signing ceremony. It is hoped that in the field of Ayurveda, it will be easier to prepare new teaching, medical and research methods and the study-research process will be intensified, expanding the overall scope of Ayurveda education and research.
Addressing the gathering, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that in the field of Ayurveda, it will be easier to prepare new teaching, medical and research methods. He said that the study and research process can be made more in-depth and ITRA will be an exemplary institution for Ayurveda education and reshaping research institutes across the country.
Read in Hindi► इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ टीचिंग एंड रिसर्च इन आयुर्वेद (आईटीआरए) और गुजरात सरकार के बीच समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) P. Raghu Ram, a city-based doctor and founder director of KIMS - Ushalakhsmi Centre for Breast Diseases, attained the rare distinction of being the first Indian to be conferred with the honorary fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).
ASGBI represents the surgical fraternity in the UK and Ireland.
Neil Welch, president of the surgical body bestowed the honour on Raghu Ram during the centenary annual general body meeting which was held on Tuesday virtually.
"Raghu Ram is the first surgeon of Indian origin to have this honour conferred on him in the 100 years of history of ASGBI and we are delighted to welcome him as an honorary fellow of ASGBI," said Welch.
Honorary fellowship is the highest honour and recognition conferred by ASGBI to select surgeons from the world over who have made significant contributions to the realm of surgery and surgical care.
The prestigious award is limited by statute and the number of honorary fellows cannot exceed 60 according to ASGBI constitution.
"This is a great honour to India and I dedicate this prestigious award to the Indian surgical fraternity world over for their outstanding contribution towards promoting the art and science of surgery," said Ram on receiving the honour.
He also thanked his patients who gave him an opportunity to be involved in their care.
"Over the past 14 years, I have strived to replicate and exemplify the best of British practices and served as a "Living Bridge" between the UK and India in an earnest endeavour to improve the delivery of breast healthcare in my motherland. My profound gratitude to everyone who made this journey possible," he said.
ASGBI was established 100 years ago, which represents surgeons from all specialties practicing in the UK and Ireland.
Ram also received Padma Shri, BC Roy and OBE recognitions among others.
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will examine the limit of constitutional courts when venturing into matters that fall under the purview of the executive in connection with the Covid-19 management.A bench comprising justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari said: "We may have 110 suggestions, but will it become an order. We have to remember; we are a constitutional court".The bench added, "How far can a constitutional court go, when public health emergencies like Covid-19 occurs?" The top court made this observation disagreeing with the Allahabad High Court directions to the Uttar Pradesh government on providing a specific number of ambulances and other amenities, connected with Covid-19 management, across the state.Justice Saran queried, whether it would at all be needed for the high court to tread on this arena? The bench emphasized that the objective should be fairness to everybody so that sufferance is minimum, but courts have to respect the demarcation. The bench observed, "How far was Ram Bharose comment justified?"The bench said it does not want to comment on requirement of ambulances and oxygen in the state. The bench added: "It's not that you cannot give suggestions but how can you ask local companies to take vaccine formula and manufacture it? How can such directions be given?"Justice Maheshwari said these questions are for the executive and amid crisis, everybody has to proceed cautiously.Senior advocate Nidhesh Gupta, amicus curiae in the matter, submitted there are other views on this issue also. He added there are other courts which interfere in these matters as well, more so when executive fails in discharging its obligations.Interestingly, a bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to allow Kanwar Yatra amid the ongoing Covid pandemic. The top court said citizens of India are completely perplexed, as they do not know what is going on. Earlier, a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud had passed a slew of directions in connection with Centre's vaccine policy as well as oxygen management by Centre and states. Later, Centre revised its vaccine policy.Gupta urged the court to ensure whatever UP government proposes to do, should be done before the third wave. The bench said it will take up the matter on August 12.On May 21, the top court had stayed the directions issued by Allahabad High Court, on May 17, in connection with Covid-19 management in Uttar Pradesh, stressing that the high courts should not pass orders "that are impossible to implement".While passing its directions, the Allahabad High Court had observed the entire medical system of the state, especially in smaller cities and villages, can only be called "At Ram Bharose" (at the mercy of God).--IANSss/in
Lucknow - 'Kitchen Ayurveda' has now been included in the AYUSH Kavach app.
Through the app, the AYUSH department will be educating people about the benefits of turmeric, ajwain, cloves, nutmeg and other items available in the kitchen.
This information can be accessed by anyone using the 'Ayurveda Kitchen' feature on the 'Ayush Kavach' app.
Apart from this, the AYUSH department has also included many such features on the Ayush Kavach app, including videos of renowned Ayurveda Gurus, who will be defining the best possible ways to use the items available in the kitchen.
A.K. Dixit, the officer-in-charge of the Department of AYUSH, said that with Kitchen Ayurveda, "Preventive measures to boost the immunity against cold, cough and other infections can easily be taken at home.
Ayurveda guru Dr Vandana Pathak said that correct information has been given by Ayurveda experts in the app.
Many videos of home remedies have been uploaded on the Ayush Kavach app that have information on how to cure infections with mustard, turmeric, mulethi, clove, cumin, and other items.
Dr Pathak said, "Over 2,000 people watch videos at a time. In fact, informative videos on how to beat diseases like cold, acidity, pain, menstruation, diabetes through home remedies have also been uploaded on the app." she added.
The 'Ayush Kavach App' was launched by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on May 5, 2020, with the aim to boost the immunity of the people against COVID-19 and other infections through Ayurvedic medicines.
Experts believe that Ayurveda is an ancient practice and all the diseases can be healed with Ayurvedic practice.
The app broke all the records in popularity and currently, has over 20 lakh subscribers. (IANS)
Patna, July 12 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar found himself in an uncomfortable situation for a few minutes after a youth sitting in front of him claimed that he was suffering from black fungus.The youth had come to Day 1 of the Janata Darbar of Nitish Kumar. It began on Monday after a long gap of 5 years.The Bihar CM was sitting on one side of the table and the youth was sitting on the other side. While Kumar was looking at the application of that youth and asked him about the problem he was facing, he said that he is suffering from black fungus.As soon as he said black fungus, Kumar became uncomfortable. One of the officials standing alongside the chief minister asked who is suffering from black fungus in your family, and the youth said that he is having black fungus.Following the incident, Nitish Kumar called the health secretary and directed him to make arrangements for the proper treatment of the youth.On Day 1 of Nitish Kumar's Janata Darbar, over 100 complainants reached his residence in Patna on Monday.--IANS ajk/bg