Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha (IND)

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha (IND)

Secretary of the Indian AYUSH Ministry
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha MD (Ayu) is Secretary of the AYUSH Ministry of the Indian Government. Previously he was President of the renowned Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar. He also ran his own Ayurveda Clinic in Jaipur and an Ayurveda Research Institute in Chitrakoot. He has received several awards for his work, including the Padmashri Award, the fourth highest civil award in India.

» Major initiatives of Ministry of AYUSH in combating COVID-19 in India

Year: 2020

» AYUSH systems have significantly contributed in the past bringing down the infirmities by its unique modalities which includes pharmacological, non-pharmacological interventions, diet, lifestyle and other practices. Ministry of AYUSH is actively working in the present COVID-19 pandemic situation by initiating various activities like releasing self care guidelines for preventive health measures to boost immunity and guidelines for uniform management of COVID-19 pandemic for registered practitioners. AYUSH has initiated various clinical studies (prophylactic and add-on interventions of AYUSH systems), impact of AYUSH based prophylactic population based survey studies to address the challenges of COVID-19 at more than 50 locations in 25 states of the country and impact of AYUSH advocacies and AYUSH measures to prevent current pandemic. These ongoing studies will definitely generate scientific evidences which will lead to greater acceptability of AYUSH systems of healthcare.

Pilot study on treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with Ayurveda and Yoga in three regions of India

Year: 2019
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