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Jasola gets country’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda

All India Institute of Ayurveda at Jasola.  

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It would be the first referral-cum-teaching facility

The world’s oldest medical system Ayurveda seems to have finally got its due in the country 3,000 years after it originated here.

Ayurveda which remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems is getting its first referral-cum-teaching facility at Jasola in Delhi. To be built on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the new institute – All India Institute of Ayurveda – has been constructed on 10 acres of land with a built area of 40,000 square feet.

“The final touches to the building are being given now,” noted Institute director Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar while speaking to The Hindu on Monday.

He added that 95 per cent of the equipment for the hospital and teaching block has already been procured.

“This will be the country’s first referral hospital which also offers post graduate and super speciality courses for students. We will begin the teaching facility with 84 post graduate students being enrolled for three years this next session. Super speciality courses are being offered for one year to one and a half years,’’ said Dr. Kumar.

The institute which has cost the Union Health Ministry Rs.157 crore and over three years to complete has a seven floor hospital with 200 beds.

“The Institute besides treating and teaching will also be a research centre which will work towards ensuring quality control/standards of ayurveda products. These days we find that the quality of drugs that are masquerading as ayurveda medicines are not up to the mark which in the long run will adversely affect the health of patients. Our aim is to provide standardised education and treatment to benefit the public,’’ noted Dr. Kumar.

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