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Ministry of AYUSH signs MoU with DST for evidence-based scientific intervention

The MoU will identify the potential areas of research to explore cooperation, convergence and synergy for evidence-based scientific intervention in the AYUSH sector and further application of these into the public healthcare system

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The ministry of AYUSH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences recently. The MoU will identify the potential areas of research to explore cooperation, convergence and synergy for evidence-based scientific intervention in the AYUSH sector and further application of these into the public healthcare system.

The MoU was signed by Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Dr Srivari Chandrasekhar, Secretary, DST, in presence of senior officials from the ministry of AYUSH and scientists of DST.

On the occasion, Kotecha thanked DST for its commitment to work with the ministry of AYUSH in development of new medicines and also validation of mechanistic aspects of therapeutics.

Dr Chandrasekhar said, “Traditional knowledge and modern science are joining hands, especially in health sciences. When we bring scientist and medical practitioners of AYUSH together, we are sure that we will come up with solutions, which will be available at affordable prices. I hope, this becomes one of the finest programmes in the country.”

Through the MoU, ministry of AYUSH and DST have agreed to jointly undertake R&D