|CCRAS AVT Panchakarma Facility|
The collaborative venture between Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS) and The Ayurvedic Trust (AVT) with its Institute for Advanced Research (AVTAR) was formally launched at Nagpur on August 12, 2010 at 3 PM.
In the meeting that was presided over by Dr. Ramesh Babu Devalla, the Director General of CCRAS, an MoU was signed by Dr. P. Ram Manohar, Director of Research, The Ayurvedic Trust and Dr. Suryawanshi, Assistant Director In Charge of the Ayurvedic Mental Health Research Institute, Nagpur. Dr. Kiran Vinayak Kale, Dr. Sekhar Namburi and other Research and Administrative Staff were present on the occasion.
Dr. Ramesh Babu Devalla, DG, CCRAS announced that steps have already been taken for NABH accreditation of selected Research Units of CCRAS, which includes AMHRI, Nagpur. He said that very shortly, QCI will inspect the selected centers and submit a Gap Analysis Report to guide further action to achieve the NABH Accreditation. He further announced that in the next few years about 5-6 model clinical research units would be established by upgrading existing facilities and through various activities aimed at capacity building.
Through the CCRAS-AVT Panchakarma Treatment and Research Facility, authentic Ayurvedic treatment with Panchakarma would be made available to the public in Nagpur. At present only the Out Patient Department is functional at AMHRI. The in patient department would become functional as the collaboration between CCRAS and AVT becomes operational. In the first phase, there would be facility to accommodate 17 patients in the in patient department including male and female wards.
DG, CCRAS also announced that collaborative clinical research projects in selected areas would be initiated in the near future at the AMHRI, Nagpur.