The first AIIMS-like hospital for Ayurveda,Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, AYUSH , is being set up in the national capital and is likely to become fully operational in four months.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik said the Centre encourages setting up of AYUSH dispensaries, hospitals and AIIMS-like institutions in states.
He said, under National AYUSH Mission, the Centre provides funds to states for setting up a 150-bed AYUSH Hospital in each district and funds are also given for running and maintenance of such hospitals.
The government is thinking of having similar hospitals in every state and efforts would be made in this regard, provided there are enough funds, he added.
“To converge the research approach of AYUSH systems with the modern system of medicine, the Ministry of AYUSH and Indian Council of Medical Research have together decided to have molecular based studies on specific leads from AYUSH,” the Minister said.