30 Research Institutes of CCRAS providing Health Care services throughout the country: Shri Shripad Naik

New Delhi, April 11, 2017 : At present, 30 Research Institutes are functioning under CCRAS.  The performance of the institutes under CCRAS have been reviewed by independent committees from time to time. During 2016-17, a Committee chaired by Dr. V. M. Katoch has reviewed the performance of these Councils and appreciated the functioning on following counts:

  1.  Health care services through OPD / IPD to approximately 48,39,017 patients who received health benefits and generated valuable data.
  2. CCRAS filed 18 patents and technology has been transferred for 10 products.
  3. CCRAS has potential leads with a great scope for their further development for important diseases viz. Arthritis, Diabetes, Reproductive Health, Malaria and Skin Disorders.
  4. The output of Council has been found very good based on research publication per scientist; patient care activity; commercialization of the technologies; support to AYUSH system in standardization of Ayurveda drugs; launching of PhD fellowship scheme; AYUSH Research Portal; publishing documents for relevant for clinical care; research studies for the safety profile of commonly used Ayurveda medicines and development of SOPs for clinical research.

BRIEF ACTIVITIES OF CCRAS SINCE INCEPTION

  • Validation of classical formulation

CCRAS has validated more than 100 Ayurvedic Classical formulations particularly for non-communicable disease conditions.

  • Technologies Patented & Commercialized

o   Patents Filed                                :           37

o   Patents granted                            :           17

o   Patents denied                             :           01

o   Applications pending                  :           19

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o   Technology Transfer                   :           12

  • Research Publications:

o   1152 Research papers were published by CCRAS scientists during 2007-2016

o   More than 2000 Research papers were published by CCRAS since inception.

o   142 Books/Monographs/Select Research Papers/Proceedings have been published

  • CCRAS has provided health care services through OPD / IPD to approximately 1,26,10,743 patients who received health benefits (1982-2017)
  • Under Drug development several coded Ayurvedic formulations such as Ayush-56 for epilepsy, Ayush 64 for malaria, Ayush-82 for Diabetes, Ayush SG for Rheumatoid Arthritis and 17 formulations for RCH etc. are developed. Some formulations (AYUSH 82, AYUSH-64 & AYUSH SG)  have been gone for commercialization and in near future a series of drug are going to be commercialized or can be introduced in mainstream of National Health programs.
  • Integration of AYUSH (Ayurveda) NPCDCS Programme

Integration of AYUSH (Ayurveda) with National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) Programme has been implemented and is ongoing at 03 Districts viz. Surendranagar (Gujarat), Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Gaya (Bihar) with the objective of health promotion, prevention and control of Non communicable diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Cancer through early screening along with Lifestyle modifications, Ayurveda &Yoga. Till March, 2017, a total number of 74,086 patients have been screened out of which 34,036 patients are enrolled for the management of selected Non Communicable diseases through Ayurveda & Yoga under this programme; 714 camps have been conducted for awareness generation through IEC and 57,201 patients have attended the camps. 84,418 patients have been enrolled for Yoga classes.

  • Ayurgenomics: CCRAS has taken up projects on validation of assessment format for Prakriti.
  • AYUSH Ph.D. Fellowship/SRF Scheme

AYUSH-National Eligibility Test (AYUSH-NET) has been conducted at 5 centres namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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