New AIIMS centres to have ayurveda departments

New AIIMS centres to have ayurveda departments

New All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and 100 ESIC hospitals will soon have ayurveda departments.

Dedicated departments of ayurveda will be opened in the new 19 AIIMS and 100 ESIC hospitals across the country, according to Minister of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik.

The work has started to set up ayurveda departments in hundred ESIC hospitals under Ministry of Labour. Approval has also been received from Home Ministry to open ayurveda departments in seven hospitals of BSF and other paramilitary forces, Naik said inaugurating the 3rd Ayurveda Day in New Delhi, recently.

The Ayush Ministry has taken many steps to fulfill the theme `Ayurveda for public health’ and decided to further expand the coverage of the national programme of ‘Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease’ from existing six states.

The Ayush-Health Management Information System (A-HMIS), a dedicated software application for Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the Ayush systems of Healthcare, has also been launched as part of the function.A-HMIS is expected to revolutionise the way ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homoeopathy are practised in the country, by inducting modern IT-solutions into these systems.

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