New Delhi, Dec 20 (UNI) Delhi's first modern Ayurvedic University, will become functional from the next academic session.
Talking to reporters after a visit to Outer Delhi's Kheda Dabar village to monitor the progress of the Chaudhary Brahma Prakash Charak Ayurvedic Sansthan, an Ayurvedic hospital and University being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore, Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri said,''OPD facilities at the ayurvedic hospital will commence by November next year while the Ayurveda university will start functioning from the next academic session.'' Dr Shastri said the Ayurvedic University, with a capacity of 100 seats, would function on the same format as that of Delhi University.
Adjacent to the Institute, being built over an area of 95 acres, 49 acres of which would be covered by a herbal park and another 31 acres by a green area, will be the Ayurvedic hospital which would cover an area of 15 acres.
The Minister said almost 20 per cent of the construction work on the hospital and the Institute, inaugurated by the Chief Minister in August, had been completed.
''The pace at which the work is progressing, we are hopeful that the construction and other work will be completed within the stipulated time,''the Minister said and complemented the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructural Development Corporation, which had undertaken the construction work for the hospital and institute, for the rapid progress.
Being developed as a premier institution for teaching of Ayurveda, the Chaudhary Brahma Prakash Charak Ayurvedic Sansthan will have resident 'vaidyas' (ayurvedic doctors), nurses and doctors to achieve the best possible availability of medical attention for inpatients.
The hospital will have 210 beds, 120 of them for general ward and post operative care, 40 for nursing rooms, 12 for surgical care, ten for neo natal care and eight for maternity.
The basic aim of the institute is to promote use of ayurveda as a good alternative to modern medicine, develop use of modern techniques for the teaching of Ayurveda, promote research and development of Ayurveda, evolve pharmaceutical standards and bring ayurvedic formulations to internationally accepted standards and to provide the neighbouring areas post mortem facilities in the event of accidents.
''Besides the promotion of the ayurvedic form of medicine, the purpose of setting up the institute and hospital is also to provide advanced medical services in the area, which otherwise faces a dearth of such facilities,''Dr Shahstri said.