Minister of State for Ayush, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai laid the foundation stone for Government Ayurveda College and Hospital at Surendranagar, Gujarat. Ministry of Ayush under its centrally sponsored scheme National Ayush Mission (NAM) is supporting the efforts of Government of Gujarat for establishing state of the art Ayush facilities.
The ceremony was graced by Minister of Forest, Environment & Climate Change, Government of Gujarat, Shri Kiritsinh Rana, Secretary Ayush, Government of India Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and other dignitaries from state and district administration.
Government Ayurveda College & Hospital will include an infrastructure for the College and a 100 bedded hospital, hostel block for students and staff quarter. For supporting research and innovation in Ayush sector an animal house and herbal garden will also be established in the campus.
On this occasion, Dr. Munjapara said, “quality medical education at affordable prices in Ayush sector is becoming a present-day reality and National Ayush Mission is adding wings to it. Our traditional medicine systems are efficacious, which are being practiced since ages. It’s only due to the efforts of our prime minister's that WHO-GCTM was established in Jamnagar. There were five Government Ayurvedic Colleges in Gujarat and now we are establishing a sixth one. It will immensely benefit the students and surrounding community.”
While addressing the gathering Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, said “Today we witnessed the effort of establishment of yet another state of the art Ayurvedic institution in the state of Gujarat. Ministry of Ayush will provide all support and ensure this college and hospital is fully operational by 2024.”
On this occasion, Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai also flagged off six ambulances, four of which were approved by him under MPLAD scheme, for the service of local community.
Ministry of Ayush, through centrally sponsored scheme National Ayush Mission (NAM), aims to enhance the nation’s health care system by focusing on the core competency areas of Ayush. With support of State/UTs government it has adopted a strategy of co-location of Ayush facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), thus enabling the choice to the patients for different systems of medicines under a single window.
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Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Curtain Raiser for the 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) and Arogya Expo today at Panaji. The event will be held from December 8 to December 11 in Goa. The four-day event, supported by the Central and state governments and the Union Ministry of AYUSH, will witness an assemblage of about 5000 Ayurveda stakeholders industry leaders, practitioners, traditional healers, educationists, students, drug manufacturers, growers of medicinal plants and marketing strategists from across the world.
Speaking at the event, Minister Sarbananda Sonowal noted that the focal theme of the event ‘Ayurveda for One Health’ is very meaningful for the journey of life. He described how Ayurveda is not just about maintaining one’s health but is a holistic system to take care of Mother Earth as well. He stated that India is leading the way globally when it comes to traditional systems of medicine. The market size of the AYUSH sector has grown from 3 billion USD to over 18 billion USD in the past 8 years thanks to the efforts of the Government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, added Minister Sonowal at a Press Conference following the inauguration.
The Minister said the Ministry of AYUSH with all stakeholders of Ayurveda celebrates Ayurveda Day every year on Dhanvantari Jayanti on October 23. The motto of this year’s celebration is “Har Din Har Ghar Ayurveda” (Ayurveda every day, Ayurveda Everywhere), he added. All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, is the nodal Agency for the implementation of the programme. “Around 22 Ministries and departments of the Government of India are collaborating for this event,” he said.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said Goa is drawing up plans to become a prime Ayurveda and wellness tourism hub on the strength of a slew of initiatives. The state is eager to harness the benefits of the Ayush visa, announced by the Prime Minister recently, to develop tourism, health and wellness centres and make Goa the best in the health tourism sector, the Chief Minister said.
Noting that the WAC has grown over the years, Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for Tourism, Ports Shipping and Waterways said the World Health Organisation (WHO) is part of the WAC for the first time and it will trigger the immense interest of participants. He said Goa with its natural beauty and Goans with their hospitality will certainly make this edition of WAC memorable.
Also present at the event were Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Union Ministry of AYUSH, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, Dr P M Varier, Managing Trustee, Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, and Chairman, National Organising Committee, WAC & Arogya and other prominent dignitaries from the AYUSH sector.
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केंद्रीय आयुष मंत्री सर्बानंद सोनोवाल ने अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान (एआईआईए) में बच्चों के लिए टीकाकरण केंद्र का उद्घाटन किया। उन्होंने बाल रक्षा मोबाइल ऐप भी लॉन्च किया, जिसका उद्देश्य माता-पिता के बीच आयुर्वेद के माध्यम से बाल रोग निवारक स्वास्थ्य देखभाल के प्रति जागरूकता पैदा करना है। ऐप माता-पिता से उनके बच्चों के स्वास्थ्य और प्रतिरक्षा पर किट के प्रभाव के बारे में प्रतिक्रिया भी एकत्र करेगा।
सोनोवाल ने 2020 में कोविड के कारण अपनी जान गंवाने वाले एआईआईए के शल्य तंत्र विभाग में एच.ओ.डी के रूप में कार्य करने वाले स्वर्गीय डॉ संजय गुप्ता को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की। माननीय मंत्री ने संस्थान में छात्रों को भी संबोधित किया और उन्हें इस बारे में अपनी सोच साझा करने के लिए प्रेरित किया कि कैसे आयुर्वेद को दुनिया भर में स्वीकृति मिल चुकी है और आयुर्वेद अध्ययन करने वाले छात्रों के लिए इसका क्या अर्थ है।
एआईआईए की निदेशक, डॉ. तनुजा मनोज नेसारी ने संकाय के सदस्यों के साथ सोनोवाल के आगमन पर उनका स्वागत किया। इस मौके पर यूपी के मलिहाबाद से विधायक श्रीमती जय देवी कौशल भी मौजूद थीं। वह अपने साथ संस्थान में वृक्षारोपण अभियान के लिए कुछ पौधे लेकर आईं थी। श्रीमती कौशल, डॉ नेसारी के साथ श्री सोनोवाल ने पौध लगाए और संस्थान का भ्रमण किया।
आयुष मंत्रालय के तहत एक स्वायत्त संगठन अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान का उद्देश्य आयुर्वेद के पारंपरिक ज्ञान और आधुनिक उपकरणों और प्रौद्योगिकी के बीच तालमेल बनाना है। संस्थान में 12 विशिष्ट विभाग, 30 ओपीडी इकाइयां हैं जिनमें एक से अधिक विषयों से संबंधित अत्याधुनिक अनुसंधान प्रयोगशालाएं और आयुर्वेद में वैश्विक प्रचार और अनुसंधान के लिए एक अंतरराष्ट्रीय सहयोग केंद्र है।
आयुर्वेद चिकित्सा और स्वास्थ्य विज्ञान की सबसे पुरानी प्रणाली है जो 3,000 से अधिक वर्ष से जारी है। कोविड के दौरान, एआईआईए ने कोविड हेल्थकेयर सेंटर में मरीजों का इलाज 'करुणा के साथ देखभाल' के अपने मिशन के साथ करके एक प्रमुख भूमिका निभाई।
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In view of the increasing number of Monkeypox cases being reported from the non-endemic countries, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued 'Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease'.
The guidelines have been issued as part of a proactive and risk-based approach for management of Monkeypox and to ensure advance preparedness across the country.
However, the ministry confirmed that no case of Monkeypox has been reported from India as on date.
Monkeypox is an orthopoxvirus, a family that includes the now eradicated smallpox virus. It may now be endemic in the UK and Europe, leading experts have warned, as the virus normally confined to areas of Africa continues to spread around the world.
Last Friday, a World Health Organization report had said that the virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with about 200 confirmed cases and over 100 suspected cases in nations where it is typically not found.
As per the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry, a confirmed case is laboratory confirmed for Monkeypox virus by detection of unique sequences of viral DNA, either by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or sequencing. All the clinical specimens should be transported to the apex laboratory of ICMR-NIV (Pune) routed through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) network of the respective district or state.
The guidelines include epidemiology of the disease including host, incubation period, period of communicability and mode of transmission; contact and case definitions; clinical features and its complication, diagnosis, case management, risk communication, guidance on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and use of personal protective equipment.
The guidelines stress on surveillance and rapid identification of new cases as the key public health measures for outbreak containment, mandating the need to reduce the risk of human-to-human transmission.
It also explains the IPC measures, IPC at home, patient isolation and ambulance transfer strategies, additional precautions that needs to be taken care of and duration of isolation procedures.
As per the guidelines, contacts should be monitored at least daily for the onset of symptoms for a period of 21 days from the last contact with a patient or their contaminated materials during the infectious period.
The guidelines explain in detail about raising awareness and educating people about the measures for Monkeypox virus like avoiding contact with any material of the sick person, isolation of infected patient, practising good hand hygiene and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when caring for patients.
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In line with the Government of India's vision to support start-ups in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed awards to the winners of 'Ayush Start-up Challenge' organised by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with Start-up India.
The challenge was launched on February 4, 2022. The main aim of the Challenge is to encourage early-stage start-ups and individuals working on innovations in Ayurveda and other alternative healing and medicine systems.
There were three entry categories for participating in the challenge -- Ayush Food Innovations, Ayush Bio-instrumentation (Hardware solutions) and Ayush IT Solutions (Software solutions). There were two winners in each of the three categories with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh for the winner and Rs 50,000 for the runner-up. Overall, there were six winners.
Under the 'Food Innovations in Ayush Sector: Ready to Eat Nutritious Ayurveda Ahara (Food)' category Ayur Foods won the first prize for developing Therapeutic Ayurveda Nutraceuticals. Priya Nitin Gokhale bagged the first prize in 'Ayush Bio-instrumentation (Hardware Solutions) and Innovations in Healthcare' category for Thermoregulator for sudation chamber.
Nadipulse Prognostics Private Limited grabbed the first for Nadiyantra-pulse diagnosis in 'Ayush IT Solutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions in Ayurveda Diagnostics, Virtual reality, Biosensors & Trackers'.
At the Global Ayush Investment & Innovation Summit 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in encouraging the growth of Ayush start-ups in the country and said: "There are immense opportunities for investment in the Ayush sector. The Ayush Ministry has been promoting the culture of traditional medicine start-ups and has received an encouraging response from the youth. The All India Institute of Ayurveda had organised the Ayush Start Up Challenge recently through its newly established incubation centre.
"The centre will offer technical know-how and expertise to budding entrepreneurs and startups to innovate and invest in Ayush systems. Since the beginning of this year, India has already seen 14 start-ups entering the unicorn club, and the day is not far when we will soon have a unicorn from the Ayush sector too."
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA said, "I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Ayush Start-up Challenge. AIIA, being the apex body for Ayurveda in India, works under the guidance of the Ministry of Ayush and supports the growth of this sector in the country. Apart from identifying promising start-ups and rewarding them, we are also providing incubation support through guidance and skill development, which will go a long way in helping these start-ups realise their next phase of growth. Start-ups in India are growing at a phenomenal scale and Ayush could emerge as a leading sector for driving entrepreneurship and innovation."
The incubation support would entitle winners to tap into the vast knowledge and resource pool of AIIA across the three wings of the institute, namely research, academics, and hospital.
The 'Ayush Start-up Challenge' was open for participation from both early-stage start-ups as well as individuals as a group. A group of 3-5 individuals was allowed to participate in the programme.
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Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the launch of a special category of Ayush visa for tourists visiting India for medical tourism or treatment.
He also said that a special hallmark type of branding for Ayush products will be initiated by the ministry of Ayush to identify and give recognition to the high quality products.
Prime Minister Modi was speaking at the inauguration of three-day Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.
"India is a very attractive destination for medical tourism. We have been witness to the rise in Kerala's tourism due to its medical industry. This model can also be replicated across the nation, where Ayurveda, Yunani, Siddha forms of traditional medicine and wellness centres can be very popular. Our government has decided to set up special Visa category to ease the Visa process for foreign travellers wishing to avail medical treatment in India and are medical tourists," he said.
Prime Minister Modi also announced that just like the BSI and ISI marks, a special Ayush mark will be created to mark the highest quality Ayush products. "This will give the global consumers a recognised and high quality assured Ayush products," the PM said.
He also announced setting up of an Ayush Park where its products will be manufactured. "The Park will give a new direction to Ayush products manufacturing in India," he stated.
The Summit inauguration was attended by the director General Dr Tedros Gebreyesus of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Prime Minister of the republic of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated various services and application related to Ayush products and services. A number of agreements were also signed for its research and development.
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