Continuing with the policy of Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) of forging partnerships for promoting and developing the AYUSH systems of healthcare, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi under the Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Amity University recently. The MoU focuses on promoting research in Ayurvedic Sciences.
The MoU by AIIA has been signed with the Amity Institute of Indian System of Medicine, which was established in 2018 by the Amity University in recognition of the growing importance of the Indian System of Medicine. The MoU envisages collaboration, quality and standardisation of Ayurvedic medicines as well as in Ph.D. programmes in natural product chemistry and pharmacy. Studies in Pharmaceutics, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics have also been identified as potential areas of collaboration. The MoU will also lead to joint projects and publications, the Ministry of AYUSH has said.
This partnership is expected to result in some cutting edge research in Ayurveda as well as in the promotion and spread of knowledge associated with Ayurvedic Sciences across the globe. It will integrate traditional knowledge with modern sciences and add new dimensions to research in Ayurveda.
The Ministry of AYUSH plays a big role in introducing and promoting Indian System of Medicine globally in the current pandemic scenario. Ayurveda has made a mark by providing prophylactic solutions, viability of many of which has been established through scientific studies. The ministry has accepted the need for forging partnerships with like minded and stake-holding institutions for increasing the depth and scope of AYUSH Health Solutions that are available to the public. The ministry has also consciously encouraged public-private partnership (PPP) as a strategy to augment the inflow of resources into the Ayush Sector.
The two institutions will work together for evolving knowledge and procedures which will be of use to the National Healthcare System and ultimately to health solutions that will be of relevance at a population scale.