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National Ayush Mission adopts Kerala institute’s treatment as public health programme for Lymphedema

Institute of Applied Dermatology in Kasaragod, Kerala

In a major recognition of the Kerala-based Institute of Applied Dermatology (IAD), the National Ayush Mission (NAM) under the Ministry of Ayush has decided to adopt the treatment protocol developed by IAD as part of a public health programme to effectively manage Lymphedema caused by Lymphatic Filariasis or other reasons.

The Ministry of Ayush has come out with Operational Guidelines for the NAM, which detail the implementation of the treatment protocol developed by IAD for Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) in Lymphatic Filariasis patients across the nation.

The IAD, a not-for-profit organisation in Kasaragod, has developed the world’s most successful integrative treatment protocol, combining yoga, Ayurveda, diet, and allopathy for Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema after conducting years of scientific study and research.

“This is a major recognition of our treatment protocol, which we developed after years of scientific study and research. We are honoured by the Union Government’s decision to implement our treatment protocol for the benefit of thousands of patients suffering from Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema,” said IAD founder-director Dr. S R Narahari.

Dr. Narahari, an allopathic dermatologist, worked with his mentor Professor Dr. Terence J Ryan of Oxford University, United Kingdom for years to develop the integrative medicine.

The Operational Guidelines of the NAM have specified how to roll out the  treatment protocol for the patients at the ground level. According to the guidelines, the main objective of the programme is to manage morbidity and prevent disability among people who have already been affected by Lymphatic Filariasis, and it should be implemented in people living in endemic districts and suffering from Lymphatic Filariasis. The NAM says AYUSH hospitals and AYUSH medical colleges could be developed as regional training centers to equip the locally available trained workers for effective rehabilitation of the patients.

“It’s going to be a major drive to combat Lymphatic Filariasis and Lymphedema. As part of the NAM, IAD’s treatment will be implemented for Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention in patients. IAD will be extending all support to the programme,” Dr. Narahari added.

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  1. Anonymous February 18, 2024

    Om Shri Suryay Namah

    Extremely nice move by retired soldiers

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