Deal signed for Bio-tech intervention in Ayush therapy

New Delhi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Ayush (MoA) and Department of Biotechnology (DoBT), Government of India, for collaboration to explore the possibilities of cooperation, convergence and synergy to bring out the expertise under one platform for evidence based biotechnological interventions in Ayush sector.

Secretary, MoA Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha and Secretary, DoBT Rajesh S Gokhale were present on this occasion along with other officials of both the Ministries.

Through this association it is expected to help traditional healthcare and biotechnology come together and undertake innovative and path-breaking research, which will tend to explore various fundamental principles of Ayush systems.

There is a need of multi-pronged and technological ways for the exploration and application of this ancient scientific system of health care into the public health care domain, the officials said.

Bio-Tech research to help Ayush therapy

Biotechnological research and development and Ayush interventions will improve quality of life as well as life span (Vayahsthaapana Rasayana). The intervention is also likely to bring down the associated morbidity pertaining to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, cachexia, pain management and infectious diseases like Tuberculosis.

On this occasion, Kotecha said that the MoU will pave way for coordinated researches in Ayush sector and the huge untapped potential of Ayush health care system may be utilized for the community benefit.

Bio-Tech to help Ayush treat difficult diseases

Gokhale said that this Inter-Ministerial cooperation between MoA and DBT is expected to generate knowledge and new means of intervention strategies for difficult to treat diseases.

This joint R&D effort ranging from fundamental science to validation and thereafter product development, will significantly help in the growth of the Indian contributions to this important sector, not only nationally but internationally as well.

Emphasis on Ayurveda to use animal models

Emphasis would be laid on to mechanistic studies of Ayurveda Therapeutics using animal models of disease and other advanced analytical methods along with data analytical tools.

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