Govt Approves Setting Up of All India Yoga Institute

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Govt Approves Setting Up of All India Yoga Institute
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The government has approved setting up of an All India Institute of Ayurveda, the first referral-cum-teaching facility in the world's oldest health care system in New Delhi, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

"The Government has approved for establishment of All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar in New Delhi. The Institute has been conceived as an apex institute of Ayurveda with 200 bedded referral hospital for imparting education in the field of Ayurveda at MD and Ph.D levels," Minister of State, AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik said in a written reply.

He said the construction activities and procurement of medical equipment and furniture are at an advanced stage of completion.

Similar institutes, to come up on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), are proposed to be set up in different cities.

Replying to another question, the Minister said the government is in the process of establishing a North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy at Shillong.

He said that presently 52 universities, including deemed universities, in the country are offering courses in Homeopathy.

"The number of homeopathic doctors available in the country is 2,79,518 as on January 2014," Naik said.

He said that in Gujarat 17 homeopathic medical colleges are offering courses in homeopathy under affiliation from six universities and in West Bengal, 12 homeopathic medical colleges are offering courses in the subject.

The Central Government has constituted Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia committee which is responsible for making of Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India.

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