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DEMOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION ATTENDING AYUSH WELLNESS CLINIC (AWC) AT PRESIDENT’S ESTATE, RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN, INDIA: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY

Venkateswar Rao B., Tushita Thakur* and Izhar-Ul Hasan

ABSTRACT

The development of an effective health care system of a country is a fundamental part of advancement, indispensable to the country's financial development. The Government, giving impetus to enrich the vast centuries-old heritage of medical sciences in India, have outlined a National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy and establishment of Indian systems of medicine speciality centers. Keeping in view the emphasis laid by the Government to this holistic method of healing and therapy, taking this vision forward, the Rashtrapati Bhavan with the help of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, established the first AYUSH Wellness Clinic (AWC) of the country at President’s Estate in July 2015. AYUSH Wellness Clinic has been inaugurated by the Hon’ble President on 25 July, 2015 at Schedule B, President’s Estate, to promote the Indian traditional system of medicine and also to make it available at the door step of the residents of the President’s Estate. The AYUSH Wellness Clinic (AWC) is a unique project where all the Indian systems of medicine and Homoeopathy have come together under one roof. It is designed to bring out the best of all the systems of medicine in preventive and curative health care and provide a holistic health service to residents of the President Estate. This paper presents an update on the success and the work done at AWC from its inception in July 2015 to June 2020. A total of 144194 patients were consulted and nearly 79309 received various therapies during this time period. AYUSH awareness workshops are being conducted for every year. New initiatives in the year 2015 include establishment of herbal garden at the AWC premises, designated touch screen interactive kiosk and starting Skill-development and Internship Program for the residents. New initiatives in the year 2016 include Village out-reach program and participation in the Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhavan. As new initiative in the year 2017, new therapies were added to the existing services in Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy and Unani wings respectively. The therapists and support staffs working at AWC were trained in First-AID and CPR. Numerous research papers were published in peer reviewed indexed journals.

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