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AYUSH to promote Indian systems of medicine worldwide

Ayush Information Cells have already been set up in Malaysia, Trinidad &  Tobago and Mexico for awareness building about Ayush and spreading the  Indian System of Medicines to International forums.  International  cooperation with China, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, and South Africa  has been initiated and is also under consideration with Nepal, Sri Lanka,  Serbia and Mexico. Recently, Department has approached WHO  headquarters to extend its support and undertake collaborative activities  for the development of traditional medicine with focused outcomes, Union  Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad said while chairing the meeting of  the consultative committee of Parliament attached to his ministry. The  Department of Ayush had moved the proposal to the Department of  Expenditure for setting up a Central Drug Controller’s Office for Ayuveda,  Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy to be headed by Additional Drug  Controller General of India (Ayush). He said that Global trends indicate that  the natural medicine is going to be preferred resort of health care for  chronic lifestyle and geriatric disorders and Indian Systems of Medicine  can play a significant role in tackling emerging health problems. Pointing  out that the allocation for Ayush has grown significantly over the Five Year  Plans, many new initiatives are proposed in the 12th Five-year Plan, to  shape the development of Ayush including flexi-funding for  mainstreaming of Ayush activities in the states like collocation of Ayush  facilities in PHCs, CHCs and district hospitals. Azad announced that three  more institutes, namely All India Institute of Ayurveda, North Eastern  Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy and North Eastern Institute of Folk  Medicine are coming up and are expected to be made functional in the  current year. With regard to improving the standards of education and  regulation of drugs, the Minister said, in the last two years, some  unprecedented steps have been taken to enforce the quality education  norms and prevent mushroom growth of substandard colleges. For the  first time, Minimum Standard Requirements of Ayurveda colleges &  attached hospitals have been notified and relaxation given in certain  eligibility conditions to facilitate objective inspection and reporting of  college infrastructure and quality of teaching-training facilities. Azad  informed the members that the Department has also been strategic in  bringing regulatory & quality control reforms and a proposal for creation  of posts has been moved to the Department of Expenditure to set up  Ayush Drug Controller at central level.

Source : Pharmabiz

Dr Divya Amritjude

Dr. Divya Amritjude, wife of Dr. Amritjude, is the female consultant, the Siddha doctor of Agasthiyar Guru Siddha Hospital.

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