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Prime Minister dedicated first All India Institute of Ayurveda to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on dedicated first All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in New Delhi to the nation on the occasion of National Ayurveda Day observed on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (17 October 2017).

Prime Minister also released Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines framed by Ministry of AYUSH. He also presented Yoga Award to Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune which was announced on the occasion of International Day of Yoga

All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA)

The first ever AIIA is an apex institute under Ministry of AYUSH. It aims to bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology. It has been set up on lines of AIIMS.  It is NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) Accredited Hospital and an Academic Block. It has been set up with a total campus area of 10.015 acres in New Delhi.

The hospital block of the AIIA will provide Out Patient Services along with free medicines. The hospital block has clinical specialties such as Musculoskeletal Care Unit, Diabetes; Metabolic Disorders Care Unit, Neurological Disease Care Unit, Yoga, Panchakarma Clinic, Kriya Kalpa, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic, Kshara Evum Anushastra Karma and Infertility Clinic. It also has pathology, microbiology, biochemistry and radiology laboratories and diagnosis facilities The indoor patient department of AIIA has provision for 200 beds.


Government launches Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

PMGDISHA is expected to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019, making it one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world.

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

PMGDISHA aims at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas free of cost. It aims to provide access to information, knowledge, education, and healthcare. It will create avenues for livelihood generation and financial inclusion through digital payments and help bridge the digital divide.

It is expected to reach around 40% rural households in country by March 2019. Under it, people in rural area will be trained to operate a computer, tablet, smartphones, etc and how to access the Internet, government services, undertake digital payment, compose e-mails, etc. The marginalised sections of society like SCs/STs, Minorities, BPL familiers, differently-abled (divyangs) all will be a part of this scheme.