25 Oct :The Government has approved the establishment of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi as a Centre of Excellence focused on fundamental research, drug safety evaluation, standardization, quality control and scientific validation of Ayurvedic medicine.
The institute would also offer post-graduate and doctoral courses in the aforesaid disciplines. It will have a 200 bed research and referral hospital for facilitating clinical research. The All India Institute of Ayurveda would be fully functional by the end of XI Five Year Plan, i.e., by March, 2012. When fully functional, the Institute will treat about 250-300 O.P.D. patients daily in addition to IPD patients initially.
This information was given by Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Health & family Welfare in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.