In order to promote traditional alternative medicines the government of Ahmedabad has planned Government Ayurveda Hospitals in 12 districts with budgetary allocation of 10 crore. The state has already 36 government Ayurvedic hospitals dispensing the remedial and preventive medicine to 2,70,000 patients visiting hospital and dispensaries, annually.
The government has projected 50 beds for each hospital that will be set up at Tapi, Lunawada, Modasa, Botad, Surat, Gir, Somnath, Chota Udepur, Devbhumi Dwarka,Mehsana, Palanpur, Kheda and Anand.
Dr Dineshchandra H Pandya, director, Directorate Ayush said, “Work on these hospitals has already initiated. Also it will be constructed on the same location where other allopathy hospitals exist, however, its building and administration will be separate as per the structural designs discussed with various architectures. And we will first begin with Ayurveda Hospital in Surendranagar which will be a specimen for Ayush hospital which has 556 government ayurveda dispensaries, two Ayush pharmacies and 36 hospitals.”
Every academic year sees the occupancy of around 300 UG seats and 41 PG seats in government colleges. Ahmedabad with two Ayurveda hospitals – Smt Maniben Government Ayurveda Hospital and Government Akhandanand Ayurveda Hospital is ready for new Ayurveda hospital that has been approved for Vinzuvala. Besides wellness clinics, Panchkarma Therapy, Thalassemia speciality therapy, Yog treatment and Rasayan Chikitsa, Government Ayurveda hospitals impart services in OPD and IPD.