An All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), which would serve as a centre of excellence for tertiary Ayurvedic healthcare and advanced patient care, will soon be established in Uttar Pradesh.
Ayurveda’s director, Dr. PC Saxena, stated: “The state government has received a proposal for AIIA.” With approval, the procedure will begin with the selection of the land needed to create the AIIA. This will be Uttar Pradesh’s first AIIA.
AIIMS, or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, is comparable to AIIA. Under the Ayurvedic medical system, an AIIA offers postgraduate/doctoral and postdoctoral instruction, research facilities, and top-notch patient care.
Apart from medical expertise and connections to the current healthcare system, intramural and extramural research is another important component of an AIIA.
“For the AIIA to be established, we need about 15 acres of land. Planning the infrastructure and facilities would start after the state government authorises the project and land is identified,” Dr. Saxena stated.
Varanasi is most likely to be a district where the project is located in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The state government will make a final decision.
Secretary General of the Association of International Physicians, Dr. Abhishek Shukla, stated: “National and international collaboration is a key component of AIIA. Being the premier Ayurvedic institution, AIIA may work with other medical specialities to conduct research and provide patient care.
Currently, there are over 100 Ayurveda colleges in Uttar Pradesh, including 65 commercial institutions and an AYUSH University in Gorakhpur.