Third Ayurveda Day Celebrated

AYUSH-Health Management Information System (A-HMIS), a dedicated software application for Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the AYUSH systems of Healthcare which is expected to revolutionise the way Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy are practised in the country, by inducting modern IT-solutions into these system was launched at Dr. Ambedkar International centre in New Delhi on the 3rd Ayurveda day celebrated throughout the country on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti on 05 November 2018. Ministry of AYUSH observes Ayurveda Day every year on Dhanawantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).

Highlights of the 3rd Ayurveda Day were as under:

  • National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda was also organised by the AYUSH in association with NITI Aayog on 4th & 5th November 2018 at New Delhi, with the intention to encourage entrepreneurs and Ayurveda stakeholders towards businesses opportunities in the sector, in whichnearly 800 participants from across the country participated in the main function.
  • Scientific integration of AYUSH system of medicines was emphasised upon by Dr. Harshvardhan Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate Change, while addressing the gathering shared his experiences about Ayurveda and other systems of Indian medicine.
  • National Dhanwantary Ayurveda Awards, that carry a cash prize of ₹5 Lakh along with citation, were also conferred to following eminent Vaidyas this year on this occasion of 3rd Ayurveda day for their significant contribution for the promotion of Ayurveda:
  • S.K. Mishra, 
  • M. S. Baghel  and 
  • Itoozhi Bhavadasan
  • National level Ayurveda quiz, conducted by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi, winners were also felicitated.
  • Ayurveda for public health is the theme for this year and many steps have been taken by AYUSH ministry to fulfil it.
  • National Programme of ‘Prevention of Non Communicable Disease’- coverage is being expanded from exiting six states.
  • Fifty workshops will be organised by AYUSH ministry in collaboration with MSME to enhance entrepreneurship in Ayurveda and AYUSH sector.
  • Ayurveda Departments will be opened in the new 19 AIIMS, 100 ESIC hospitals under the Ministry of Labour and 7 hospitals of BSF and other Para military forces.

Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik while addressing the inaugural session of the two day ‘National Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business Development in Ayurveda’ on the 4th of November informed that the ancient Scriptures of Ayurveda have at least 1.25 lakhs formulations which are collected in Traditional knowledge Digital Library. Each one of these formulations can be used to treat 20 to 30 different diseases. In this way we have 20 lakh medicines which is an incredible and unimaginable figure for entrepreneurs.

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