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Shri Kiren Rijiju Launches Five Important Portals in Ayush Sector

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Union Minister of Ayush (IC) Shri Kiran Rijiju launched five portals for the Ayush sector in an online event. The Minister also reminded that Ayush will be playing a crucial role in the National Digital Health Mission to provide health security to Indian people.

At a virtual event, the Minister launched CTRI portal pertinent to Ayurveda Dataset along with AMAR, RMIS, SAHI and e-Medha portals. He also released four publications related to the Traditional Indian Medicine System of India and appreciated the collaborative efforts of ICMR and Archaeological Survey of India for these initiatives.

While appreciating the efforts of Ayush team in designing and developing the portals, the Minister said that Indian Digital Health Mission is going to be the biggest programme in the Indian health sector and every effort is carried to maximize the role of Ayush in it. The Minister termed development of portals as robust, revolutionary and momentous and said that being Indians, we all should take pride in our national customs, heritage and traditions. There is a mindset to look down on traditional Knowledge systems, referring to them as a thing of the past, or of no modern significance and unscientific. “We need to counter this and we need to celebrate our success in rediscovering our past, our national heritage and our traditional medicine system,” He said.

The Minister also mentioned other digital initiatives of Ayush Ministry and said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took each step to put Ayush in the forefront.

Prior to this, National Research Professor, Ayush, Bhusan Patwardhan termed the portals’ launching as Historic and said some recent findings of Archaeology in Kashmir and Telangana are indicative of surgical interventions in India way back some 4000 years. Padma Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha,Secretary, Ayush said that in the last few years there has been every effort to access everything related to Ayush Grid in digital form.

Brief overview and significance of the portals launched:-

  1. Ayurveda Dataset on Clinical Trial Registry of India- CTRI is a primary Register of Clinical Trials under the world health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. Creation of Ayurveda Data Set in CTRI facilitates the usage of Ayurveda Terminologies for recording clinical study based on Ayurveda interventions. This is a great step towards a worldwide visibility for Ayurveda based Clinical Trials.
  2. CCRAS-Research Management Information System- A collaborative effort of ICMR and CCRAS, this portal will work as a one stop solution for Research and Development in Ayurveda based studies. Free of cost research guidance by experienced Scientists, Clinicians of Ayurveda can be availed through this portal. In this portal, research tools, reference material are also in place.
  3. E-Medha (electronic Medical Heritage Accession) Portal- Online public access catalog for more than 12000 Indian medical heritage books through NIC’s e-granthalaya platform.
  4. AMAR (Ayush Manus Advanced Repository) Portal- This Portal is of immense value and it has digitized information on rare and hard to find Manus and catalogues of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa in libraries or in individual collections across India or in other parts of the world.
  5. SHAI (Showcase of Ayurveda Historical Imprints) Portals- This portal showcases inions, Archeo-botanical Information, Sculptures, Philological sources and advanced Archeo Genetic studies. This portal will be of tremendous use in understanding of Indian Knowledge system with a focus on indigenous health care practices.

 Apart from these five Portals, four publications have also been released by the Ministry of Ayush.

  1. Proceedings of International workshop on” Preservation and Promotion of SOWA-RIGPA in Asia
  2. Compendium of Important Cereals mentioned in Ayurveda-Series-1, volume-1
  3. Ayurveda Sangraha: An important classical textbook of Ayurveda which is mentioned in the Schedule 1 of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. Up till now, this book was available in Bengali language. Now it has been transliterated to Devanagari Script.
  4. PathapathyaVinishcaya- An important book of Ayurveda and has details of diet and lifestyle.
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