India grows Ayurveda offer to medical travellers

Public Ayurveda medicine and research institution, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), has opened in Goa as a medical tourism destination.  It aims to be a gateway to Ayurveda for medical travellers.

Goa is a favourite destination for domestic and international tourists.

AIIA Goa will offer visitors an opportunity to benefit from India’s diverse systems of traditional medicine and healthcare practices covered under the Ministry of Ayush.

AIIA in New Delhi has a tertiary care centre that claims to have treated as many as 15 lakh (1.5 million) patients in the last five years. It provides treatment across 36 specialty areas including panchakarma, diet, lifestyle, yoga, and ayurveda and diagnostic technology that are supported with ultra-modern diagnostic technologies including an ICU.

The satellite centre in Goa, with its 50-acre campus, is modelled along the same lines to offer preventive, diagnostic and tertiary healthcare facilities.

The Goa satellite centre will provide a blend of ancient wisdom and modern technology in tertiary care services. The institute has an academic block, a hostel, a convenience centre, a sports facility, and a dietary centre. It also offers auxiliary services such as Panchkarma cottages with open area landscaping, a playground and a herbal garden.