NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set inaugurate the satellite centre of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Goa on Sunday, December 11. Goa, which is already a popular tourist destination for both domestic and foreign visitors, is now positioned to develop into a centre for medical value tourism thanks to the opening of AIIA - Goa.
Goa's inbound tourism is already picking up after the epidemic, and between March 2022 and May 2022, the city welcomed over 19 lakh domestic visitors and 34,000 visitors from other countries.
While Goa's picturesque beaches are already a popular tourist destination, AIIA Goa will give tourist access to the country's many traditional medical systems and healthcare practises, which are all governed by the Ministry of Ayush. The goal of the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Goa is to introduce tourists to Ayurveda and increase the potential for medical value tourism in Goa.
The All-India Institute of Ayurveda in New Delhi has already created a name for itself in the public healthcare system thanks to the critical role its tertiary care facility played in helping as many as 15 lakh patients over the course of the previous five years. The New Delhi Center offers care in 36 specialty areas, including panchakarma, food, lifestyle, yoga, and Ayurveda, as well as diagnostics supported by advanced diagnostic equipment, including an intensive care unit (ICU).
The satellite centre in Goa, with its sprawling 50-acre campus, is modeled along the same lines to offer preventive, diagnostic and tertiary healthcare facilities. The Goa Center will also include undergraduate-level academic programmes, including 12 UG courses now provided at AIIA-New Delhi as well as brand-new programmes like Sharir Rachna and Agada Tantra.
The Goa satellite centre of the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), located in the North Goa district of Pernem Taluka, offers tertiary care services that perfectly combine traditional knowledge and contemporary technology.
The school has a nutrition centre, a sports complex, a hostel, a convenience store, and an academic building. For the patients' overall well-being, it also provides ancillary services such Panchkarma bungalows with open area landscaping, a playground, and a herbal garden.