Whereas the AYUSH Ministry has began implementing the entry-level NABH accreditation for Ayurveda centres and Ayurveda retreats within the nation, the non-public stakeholders and promoters of Ayurveda Tourism have raised severe issues in opposition to it. They allege that the accreditation for AYUSH centres within the present type is discriminatory and on the identical time not helpful for the overwhelming majority of the MSME operators within the Ayurveda Tourism.
“The payment for entry-level accreditation for Ayurveda centres has been diminished, however the situations to be fulfilled for giant centres and a small centre continues to be the identical. This isn’t serving to the MSME gamers within the sector in any respect,” mentioned Sajeev Kurup, President of Ayurveda Promotion Society (APS) and Chairman for the Sub-Committee for Ayurveda Tourism, FICCI. He mentioned that the situations like biomedical waste processing, STP, for small Ayurvedic centres are tough to conform and impractical. “Wider discussions are wanted on the difficulty,” he mentioned.
The entry-level accreditation is obtainable as a pre-accreditation earlier than going into full accreditation to the AYUSH centres. Due to this fact, the stakeholders worry that they must go for a full accreditation after a sure time. In that case, there aren’t any separate Accreditation norms out there for various classes of Ayurveda centres. The accreditation standards for giant and small amenities are the identical. Alternatively, within the allopathic sector, there’s a distinct class of accreditation that exists for giant and small hospitals, and the norms and targets to be fulfilled and the payment for NABH accreditation for the 2 classes are completely different.
“On this context, Kerala has a transparent classification process for Ayurveda centres. NABH ought to contemplate that mannequin of accreditation,” Kurup acknowledged.
He mentioned that the federal government ought to contemplate introducing a separate medical visa for Ayurveda tourism on a war-footing. In any other case, India will lose its edge in Wellness Tourism to locations like Sri Lanka, Maldives.