The Bill was moved by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in the absence of Ayush Minister Sripad Naik, who’s recovering from Covid-19.
Harsh Vardhan mentioned, “The ministry is giving deemed university status to the institutes in various parts of the country and the matter is referred to the UGC and Education Ministry.”
The Minister mentioned that there are 103 institutes of nationwide significance, however there was none in Ayurveda. He mentioned the Jamnagar institute has been chosen as a result of that is one of the oldest institutes of the nation based by the Government of India in 1956.
Many MPs from the TRS, Bodoland People’s Front, AIADMK, CPM, BSP and others demanded related institutes in different states additionally.
The Chairman, M. Venkiah Naidu, mentioned, “The minister should take into consideration the demand of such institutes in every state.”
Congress chief L. Hanumanthiah raised objections in the course of the dialogue. He mentioned, “Why Gujarat is given so much importance and Kerala should also be given prominence, which is a pioneer of the Ayurveda.”
While Thambidurai AIADMK member supported the Bill, he demanded a National Institute of Siddha in Tamil Nadu.
Samajwadi Party chief Ram Gopal raised the problem of psychological well being and mentioned House the psychological counselling is required in Covid occasions.
RJD MP Manoj Jha demanded a regulator for the Ayurvedic medicines in order that no misuse takes place. He cited the claims made by Ramdev that he has made medication for Covid-19.
The Bill seeks three institutes to be merged — the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Jamnagar, and, the Indian Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences, all in Jamnagar.
The proposed Institute shall be located in the campus of Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar.
The Institute shall be developed on the patterns of educating in medical schooling in Ayurveda and pharmacy, convey collectively instructional amenities for coaching of personnel in all branches of Ayurveda, and attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate schooling to fulfill the necessity for specialists and medical academics in Ayurveda, additionally make an in-depth examine and analysis in the sphere of Ayurveda.
The Bill supplies that the Institute will consist of 15 members and the Director of the Institute of Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar shall be appointed as the primary Director of the Institute.
The Bill states that there shall be a Governing Body of the Institute, which is able to train powers and such capabilities of the Institute, as specified.