Ayurveda By Ayush
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) in collaboration with the Directorate Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and General of Health Services, has deployed and executed a programme viz. Integration of Ayush (Ayurveda) component with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS) programme in the identified districts of 3 states viz. Surendranagar (Gujarat), Gaya (Bihar), and Bhilwara (Rajasthan) to cater health care services and lessen the burden of NCDs by blending the strength of Yoga and Ayurveda. The programme was launched during Jan/Feb 2016 in 2 districts viz. Surendranagar (Gujarat), Gaya (Bihar), and Bhilwara (Rajasthan).
The programme is successfully functional in 52 centers (49 CHCs and 3 District Hospitals) all 3 identified districts. 241886 patients have been screened for selected Non Communicable Disease till December 2017, out of which 54991 patients have been enrolled for selected NCDs under this programme and out of which 23699 Diabetic patients have been enrolled and treated, Dietary regimen and Yoga classes.
CCRAS has developed an anti-diabetic formulation known as Ayush-82 and commercialized it to varied pharmaceutical companies via National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New Delhi.
CSIR has developed after pre-clinical studies and standardization conducted collectively by CSIR-CIMAP and CSIR-NBRI a formulation BGR34, which is used by patients of newly diagnosed diabetes only as a management measure of the disease.