Best solution for non-communicable and chronic diseases is Ayurveda

January 18, 2015: A new building of the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Varanasi has been constructed.

It has 14 departments, including, blood bank, OPDs pathology department, nursery, radiology, CCU and wards. Seven departments belong to clinical aspect comprising 10 OPDs. It includes two OPDs each of Kay chikitsa (general medicine), Shalya (surgery), Shalakya (ENT), one each of Panchkarma, Baal rog (pediatrics), Stree rog (gynaecology) and Yoga.

Prof S N Singh, Principal and superintendent of the institute, said, the best solution for non-communicable and chronic diseases is Ayurveda. He said, “The treatment and therapies offered by the college are authentic and the authorities follow the original ways of treating ailments. More than 200 OPD patients turn up daily for treatment.” Apart from this, pathological investigations and X-Rays are also done here, he added.

The Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital offers an under-graduate level five- and a half-year course of Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). “For the academic session of 2014-15, 40 students have taken admission. Currently, there are 43 teachers, 8 medical officers and 11 higher faculties,” informed Prof Singh.

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