Ayush directorate seeks land for 11 new ayurveda colleges

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Ayush directorate seeks land for 11 new ayurveda colleges
12-Mar-24 05:45:18

Bhopal: MP directorate of Ayush has directed 11 district Ayush officers to intiative process for allocation of about 5 acres of land in their districts for the establishment of new Ayurveda colleges.

MP state government had announced the opening of 11 new government Ayurveda colleges during the Vidhan Sabha budget session. This move will increase the number of BAMS seats from 600 to 1100.

Ayush commissioner Sonali Ponkshe Wayangankar has sent a letter to all 11 districts to secure the necessary land for these colleges.

New Ayurveda colleges are expected to commence operations in 2026, once they have obtained the required approvals from the state, university, and National Commission for Indian Medical Systems (NCISM).

Currently, Madhya Pradesh has 7 govt Ayurveda colleges in Bhopal, Gwalior, Rewa, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Indore, and Burhanpur, offering a total of 600 seats for BAMS. The new colleges wil be established in Sagar, Narmadapuram, Shahdol, Dhar, Jhabua, Mandla, Balaghat, Morena, Shujalpur, Sheopur, and Khajuraho.

AYUSH medical association, national spokesperson Dr Rakesh Pandey, said this initiative will provide affordable healthcare benefits to the people of the state and create employment opportunities for over 500 Ayurveda UG and PG doctors in the government sector.

The demand for new govt Ayurveda colleges has been a long-standing issue, with organizations like the Ayurveda Mahasammelan, AYUSH Medical Association, and the Private Ayurveda College, and the Private Ayurveda College Teachers Welfare Association advocating for them.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rolled out 271 development projects worth Rs 238 crore to boost Ayush services. Efficient implementation of Ayush methodologies can contribute to holistic healthcare. The government plans to appoint a director general of Ayush and promote Ayush-based agriculture. The Ayush mission in UP includes 50 bedded integrated Ayush hospitals and Ayushman arogya mandirs.

Ayurveda emphasizes balancing doshas for optimal health. A Kapha-balancing diet includes warm lemon water, light, foods, spices, lean proteins, limiting heavy and oily foods, bitter, astringent, pungent tastes, regular, small meals, staying hydrated with warm drinks, avoiding excessive sweetness, and practicing mindful eating.

Ninety-four Ayush doctors in the country are receiving training in primary trauma care, including for road traffic accidents, at Hospicio, Margao. The trainings are part of a four-year plan to strengthen the their skill set in delivering quality trauma care to those injured. Over 7,600 Ayush doctors have been trained nationwide in workshops conducted by Lifeline Foundation, a Vadodara-based non-profit.