Govt to set up Ayurvedic Institute on lines of AIIMS

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) The Government has approved the establishment of All India Institute of Ayurveda as a Centre of Excellence focused on fundamental research, drug safety evaluation, standardisation, quality control and scientific validation of Ayurvedic medicine.

Minister of State for Health&family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that the institute set up in the capital would also offer post-graduate and doctoral courses in the aforesaid disciplines. It will have a 200-bed research and referral hospital for facilitating clinical research.

The Institute of Ayurveda would be fully functional by the end of XI Five Year Plan, i.e., by March, 2012. When fully functional, the Institute will treat about 250-300 O.P.D. patients daily in addition to IPD patients initially.

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