Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik announced that the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi has started providing free testing and treatment to patients in its COVID 19 Health Centre (CHC).
Shripad Yesso Naik reviewed the arrangements at the Centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients. During his visit he announced that CHC will provide free testing and treatment facilities to all the patients. He also inaugurated the Intensive Care Unit of CHC which has been equipped with a ventilator facility and all other standard provisions of ICU.
AIIA has also been designated as COVID-19 testing centre (RT-PCR and Rapid antigen testing) by the Government of Delhi. A COVID Call Centre has been established at AIIA for handling queries related to COVID 19 being raised by the general public telephonically.
The Minister also praised prophylactic program ‘AYURAKSHA’ going on for 80,000 Delhi Police personnel under the directions of the Ministry of AYUSH. Delhi Police being the frontline warriors of COVID -19 are being given AYURAKSHA kit for boosting the immunity and increasing quality of life against COVID 19. The AYURAKSHA kit contains Sanshamani Vati (prepared from Giloy), AYUSH kadha and Anu Taila for nasal application. Till date 1,58,454 Ayuraksha kits have been distributed in two phases with overall compliance of more than 90%.
Shripad Yesso Naik also interacted with doctors and enquired about the wellbeing of the patients at the centre. He sought their feedback about the facilities available at the COVID-19 health centre and the results of treatment by Ayurvedic medicines.
He said that the spirit, enthusiasm, courage and efforts of the whole team of AIIA in providing care to the COVID positive patients on the basis of principles of Ayurveda is praiseworthy.
AIIA is playing an exemplary role in providing Holistic care through individualised Ayurveda Medicine, diet, Yoga and Relaxation techniques to COVID 19 patients across India and has an important role in preventive and curative health care and research areas under the aegis of Ministry of AYUSH like Ashwagandha, Neem, Kalamegha, Giloy etc.