The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) coming up at Mangalagiri in Guntur district will offer specialist health care services under Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) branches in addition to the modern systems of medicine.
The State government has already requested the Central government (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare- MoHFW) to adopt a holistic approach to treating various diseases at AIIMS keeping the growing acceptability of these traditional systems of medicine in view.
Practitioners of Allopathic medicine have acknowledged the fact that AYUSH have their own scientific bases. It is in contrast to the popular perception that Allopathic medicine is more efficacious than the above traditional systems.
The proposal will be sent to MoHFW and also Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry which, according to the Ministry for Health Kamineni Srinivas, is going to be the ‘mentoring institution’ for AIIMS.