As per the agreement, both AIIA and VMMC & SJ Hospital will jointly work to treat patients using the best of both ayurveda and modern Medicine.
The focus areas for collaboration include therapeutic, holistic, preventive, and promotive medical services through the Integrative medicine unit; lifestyle counselling, yoga, diet advice and stress management; IEC activities for creating awareness about the Integrated medicine unit for the general public; activities to paramedical staff, nurses, UGs, PGs; and faculty and projects to be taken up to include other areas such as applied research as mutually agreed upon involving faculty, research scholars and students from different departments/ divisions of both the institutes.
Speaking about the facility Dr Tanuja Nesari Director, AIIA said, “ The Indian heritage and use of natural treatment formulas combined with modern medicine can become the future of patient care in India. This step is aligned with the government’s mission of ‘Health For All’. The facility will help strengthen the medical infrastructure and research, as well as increase the affordability and accessibility of treatments. Within a short span of time, we will be able to establish the integrated facility in sync with the best medical practices from around the globe.”
Under the agreement, the infrastructural space and other requisites to run the centre on a day-to-day basis will be provided by VMMC and Safdarjung hospital, whereas the technical support including manpower, technical infrastructure, and running of the centre will be managed by AIIA. The expert faculty and staff of both the signees will form a joint committee of Integrated medicine to run and establish the model centre.
The unit will be inaugurated by Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal and State Minister of AYUSH Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai in the presence of Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha Secretary AYUSH and Rajesh Bhushan Secretary Health & Family Welfare.