September 30, 2023

NTA Declares the Result of AIAPGET 2023

The National Testing Agency has been mandated to conduct AIAPGET 2023 by The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) and The National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH)

AIAPGET 2023 was conducted for Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha and Unani in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode on 31 July 2023.

The National Testing Agency conducted the All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET 2023) for 38056 Candidates for Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Siddha and Unani.

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KUHS Best Teacher Award 2023 – Apply

The Kerala University of Health Science (KUHS), as part of its mission to recognize the Teachers of Affiliated Institutions, is instituting the Annual ‘KUHS Best Teacher Award from 2018 onwards for Teachers of Affiliated Institutions belonging to each of the seven streams of Health Science (Medicine, Ayurveda, Dental Science, Homeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Sciences).

The Award shall be based on transparent criteria, which have been formulated by the duly constituted committee and approved by the Governing Council.

How to Apply: A Teacher who wishes to be considered for the award shall submit an application in the prescribed form (downloadable from the KUHS website) to the Registrar, KUHS, with self–attested copies of relevant credentials and duly certified by the Principal/Head of the Institution. Submission of application for the Best Teacher Award can also be made by the institution in which the teacher is working or professional associations. The application should be made in the prescribed format, signed by the teacher, and forwarded through the Principal / Head of the Institution.

The filled applications complete in all respects, with the supportive documents attested by the Principal/Head of Institutions, shall be sent by Speed Post/Registered Post or by hand. The sealed cover containing the documents should be super-scribed “Application for Best Teacher Award 2023”.

Mailing address: Registrar, Kerala University of Health Sciences, Medical College P.O, Thrissur – 680596

Last date of Application: The applications should reach the University by 15.10.2023, 4 pm. Late applications will not be

For any further queries, contact 0487-2207752, 2207783


WHO to host the first-ever Global Summit on Traditional Medicine

A first-of-its-kind global summit on Traditional Medicine, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-hosted by the Ministry of Ayush, is set to take place on August 17-18, 2023, at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The summit will take into account the vast experience and expertise of the country and this highly anticipated event will serve as a platform for experts and practitioners to delve into the latest scientific advancements and evidence-based knowledge in the sector, with the ultimate goal of ensuring health and well-being for all.

The esteemed Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will inaugurate the event in the presence of Minister of Health Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. G20 health Ministers, Regional Directors of WHO and eminent invitees from countries across WHO’s six regions are expected to grace the event along with scientists, practitioners of traditional medicine, health workers and members of civil society organisations. Union Minister of State for Ayush, Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai gave this information in a press conference today in New Delhi.

Speaking about the event in a press conference, Dr Munjpara stated that the summit’s outcome will be a declaration, and this declaration will assist WHO in shaping the future of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. He also stated, “It is very natural that after the foundation laying ceremony of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar last year, we are going to witness this first global event in India. It testifies to the multi-dimensional strides taken by various traditional medicine systems of our country in the recent past.”

“By blending traditional practices with contemporary practices aided by visionary policies and digital initiatives, India has demonstrated a path for achieving universal health coverage (UHC) through traditional medicine systems.” He added.

Director, Department of Health Systems Development (WHO South East Asia Regional Centre) Shri Manoj Jhalani stated that the summit is expected to develop a roadmap toward creating a more holistic and healthier world for future generations by recognizing the interconnectedness between human health, planetary harmony, and technological advancement.

An array of distinguished speakers will be spearheading discussions on key focus areas, namely research, evidence and learning; policy, data and regulation; innovation and digital health; and biodiversity, equity and traditional (healthcare) knowledge.

Another added milestone will be the exhibition of Traditional systems of medicine from across the globe and the Ministry of Ayush. This exhibition serves as a comprehensive display of Traditional Medicine worldwide and will showcase the interconnectedness of Traditional Medicine with the natural environment in the form of ‘Kalpavriksha’, along with scientific and technological advancements spearheaded by various regional centres of WHO and the Ministry of Ayush.

In a detailed presentation, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Ayush, Shri Rahul Sharma, laid down the salient features of the event and the exhibition by WHO regional Centres and the Ayush exhibition zone, which has the theme, ‘Ayush for Planetary Health & Wellbeing’, This exhibition will display WHO regional centres’ prowess apart from highlighting Ayush’s efficacy and rich biodiversity of medicinal plants. Some very interesting experiential and interactive kiosks will also be there.

The ministry will also be organising yoga and meditation sessions at the Convention Centre. There also will be yoga and meditation sessions at hotel venues, as well as short Yoga breaks at Mahatma Mandir Convention Centre between sessions.

In 2022, WHO, with the support of the Government of India, established the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of WHO-GCTM last year in the presence of the Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The centre is a collaborative project of the Ministry of Ayush of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) and is the first and only global outpost for traditional medicine across the globe. The WHO GCTM will provide leadership on all global health matters related to traditional medicine as well as extend support to member countries in shaping various policies related to traditional medicine research, practices and public health. In a significant move, this year’s highly anticipated event in the form of the WHO Global Summit on Traditional Medicine is taking place.

Source: Press Information Bureau, GOI

AYUSH Sector Poised For $24 Billion Growth in 2023

The production of AYUSH medicines and supplements has experienced significant growth, going from over $3 billion in 2014 to $18 billion in 2020.

According to the Secretary of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, this growth is expected to continue, with projections reaching $24 billion by 2023.

In preparation for the WHO Global Traditional Medicine Summit, set to take place on 17 and 18 August in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the AYUSH Secretary highlighted that the summit will establish the direction for future activities of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine, located in Jamnagar.

The global summit is a joint effort between the WHO and the Government of India, which currently holds the presidency of the G20 for the year 2023.

More than 90 countries will reportedly be represented at the summit, which will serve as a platform for various stakeholders, including policymakers, academics, researchers, and the private sector, to exchange best practices, evidence, data, and innovations related to the contribution of traditional medicine to health and sustainable development.

Some 7,000 AYUSH-based health and wellness centers are operational currently and providing services. Data from states between January and December 2022 indicate that 8.42 crore patients have availed of these services, according to Kotecha.

During the summit, the WHO will share emerging findings from the third global survey on traditional medicine. This survey includes questions on various aspects such as financing, the health of indigenous peoples, quality assurance, traditional medicine knowledge, biodiversity, trade, integration, and patient safety.

The complete survey will be released later in the year as an interactive online dashboard and then a report, informing the development of the WHO’s updated traditional medicine strategy 2025-2034, as requested by the World Health Assembly in May 2023.

Source: Swarajya

Three days workshop on ECG interpretation

Three days workshop on simplified and systematic interpretation of ECG

On 5th, 6th and 7th Sep 2023

Time: 8pm to 10pm

Platform: ZOOM

Resource Person: Dr Shijab Kareem CT BHMS, MBBS

Sessions includes:

1. Introduction of ECG – Machine, leads, paper, artefacts, waves, segment, interval

2. Rate, Rhythm, Axis.

3.Variations in specific waves, segments, interval.

4. ECG of various clinical conditions.

For more details call or whatsapp – Dr Rinsha Fathima (8848046840)

NHM Tripura walk-in for Ayush Medical Officer

National Health Mission (NHM), Tripura is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of Homoeopathy and Ayurveda Medical Officer on a contractual basis.

Last date: 04-08-2023


  • Medical Officer (Homeopathy) – 19
  • Medical Officer (Ayurveda) – 27

Education Qualification: BAMS/BHMS

Age: Max 47 years

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to submit the application form as per the prescribed format with all the Required Documents Mentioned in the official Notification in the Official E-Mail lD of The National Health Mission, Tripura.

Candidates will be requested to appear before the interview Board along with all original documents as submitted during the submission of the application form.

The date, time, and venue of the walk-in interview will be published on the NHM, Tripura website.

NB: The applicants are advised to apply well in advance to avoid a rush during closing dates also before applying for the mentioned posts kindly read the full official notification to prevent mistakes

Special Ayush Visa to boost Medical Tourism

In order to promote medical tourism in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs is in the process of establishing modalities for launching a special Ayush Visa category.

As part of a major initiative to provide foreign nationals with access to Ayush therapy, the Prime Minister announced the plans to launch the special visa in April 2022 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat, at the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022.

The procedure for the Ayush visa was taken up by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs following the announcement – The Union minister of Ayush answered a question in Parliament.

However, the minister said that no information is being compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs with regard to the data of foreign nationals who visited India for treatment and training in the field of Ayush. After introduction of Ayush Visa, the data of foreign nationals who visited India for treatment and training in the said field may be compiled.

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