Ayurveda which remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems is getting its first referral-cum-teaching facility at Jasola in Delhi. To be built on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the new institute – All India Institute of Ayurveda – has been constructed on 10 acres of land with a built area of 40,000 square feet.
The institute which has cost the Union Health Ministry Rs.157 crore and over three years to complete has a seven floor hospital with 200 beds. The final touches to the building are being given now and 95 per cent of the equipment for the hospital and teaching block has already been procured.
The institute will offer post graduate and super specialty courses for students. The teaching facility will be begun with 84 post graduate students being enrolled for three years this next session. Super specialty courses are being offered for one year to one and a half years.
The Institute besides treating and teaching will also be a research centre which will work towards ensuring quality control/standards of Ayurveda products. The main aim is to provide standardized education and treatment to benefit the public.