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Assam: Ayush Ministry to Establish Panchakarma Center of Excellence at Assam Ayurvedic College

The Union Ministry of Ayush offers a Center of Excellence for Panchakarma at the State Ayurvedic College, Assam.

The State Ayurvedic Pharmacy will also be upgraded under Ayurswastha Yojana of the Ministry of AYUSH. The total cost of these initiatives is set at Rs 10 crore.

Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stones for the establishment of a Panchakarma block at the Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI) in Borsajai and a Panchakarma Center of Excellence at the State Ayurveda College in Jalukbari which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 20 crores.

The Panchakarma block at CARI will be a G+2 building and the pharmacology and chemistry laboratories will be a G+3 building. The accumulated cost for these two buildings will be Rs 10 crore.

The new Panchkarma buildings will help provide a world-class training course for skill development. CARI’s Pharmacology and Chemistry building will help with preclinical experimental procedures, drug standardization, chemical testing for any herb, animal-related toxicology reports, and more. This first such facility is located in the northeast.

Sonowal said, “Ayurveda is the driving force for the state of physical empowerment and mental bliss. We are fortunate that Aai Dharitri has bestowed upon us rich flora which can unlock enormous potential in Ayurveda in Assam and throughout the North East. These initiatives aim to provide an opportunity for Ayurveda to thrive and enrich people’s health and well-being. These will enhance our ability to practice Panchakarma, the famous and pride of traditional Indian medical practice. The other facilities will build capacity to build on popular awareness around Ayurveda with evidence-based medical sciences. We must seize this opportunity to build Ayurveda – the wonder of India – a truly global phenomenon in the service of humanity.

Assam Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Keshab Mahanta said, “It is a great pride for the people of Assam that traditional Ayurveda is receiving such a boost. Although it will not only improve our infrastructure, people will benefit from the rich solutions that Ayurveda provides for various ailments.