All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS),
Bhubaneswar will shortly offer an integrated treatment
facility that will be a combination of Ayurveda,
Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy
(AYUSH). “A separate building for AYUSH
is under construction. It will have provision
for 30 beds,” said Dr. Ashok Mohapatra,
outdoor treatment at the AYUSH wing is expected
to start within two to three months, said Mohapatra.
In July, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan,
during his visit to the state, had announced establishment
of an integrated treatment facility for patients
combining AYUSH and Allopathy at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar.
With introduction of the AYUSH treatment system
at AIIMS, the pressure on the allopathy wing will
be eased, said the director. “The AYUSH
doctors can take care of the minor ailments. Besides,
with the use of traditional medicine, there will
be lesser treatment cost and side effects,”
he said. He further informed that it is not possible
for the institute to provide in-patient facility
in these schools of medicine at present.