Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation three national Ayush institutes, namely All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Goa; National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Ghaziabad; and National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH), Delhi, on Sunday.
The three institutes will strengthen research, international collaborations, and facilitate affordable Ayush services in the country, said Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday.
The institutes will create 400 additional seats for students in UG, PG and doctoral courses. The minister said that 550 additional beds in these three streams will also be added.
AIIA Goa will provide facilities for UG, PG and post-doctoral streams in education and patient care services through Ayurveda system of medicine. It will be developed into a wellness hub of Ayurveda promoting Medical Value Travel (MVT) and function as a model centre for international and national collaboration for academic and research purposes, said Sonowal.
The NIH, Delhi, will be established to develop the Homoeopathic system of medicine and provide healthcare facilities. It will mainstream and integrate Ayush healthcare services with modern medicines and encourage research and development to evolve into a national institute of repute.
NIUM Ghaziabad will be a satellite centre of the existing NIUM Bangalore, and will be the first such institute in north India to cater to patients.