PM Modi to inaugurate first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda

PM Modi to inaugurate first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda

Efforts are on to set up AYUSH departments in nearly all the major teaching hospitals in the State, which usually follow Allopathy way of treating patients.

Modi claimed that efforts had been made in the past to destroy "India's strengths" and its traditions such as Yoga and Ayurved were belittled during the "era of slavery". "So far, allopathic doctors and those practising traditional systems of medicine have been working in silos, however, there is a need to break that practice and encourage them to work in tandem", a senior AYUSH ministry official said. In the last three years, this situation has changed to quite an extent; and the faith of the people is being restored in the best of our heritage. "This ayurveda hospital, which is like AIIMS, is equipped with most advanced technologies needed to treat patients", Modi said as he launched the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) on the National Ayurveda Day.

The AYUSH Ministry was established in 2014 to promote indigenous healing systems and its priorities include education, standardisation of drugs, and enhancement of availability of raw materials, R&D, communications and larger involvement in the national system for delivering healthcare.

"It is critical for Ayurveda's expansion that there is a hospital linked with it in every district which offers quality healthcare services, " the Prime Minister said.

He pointed out that herbal and medicinal plants could be a significant source of income, globally, and India should leverage its capabilities in this regard. He said the Union Government has approved 100 percent FDI in healthcare systems.

"Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment". Within its scope there are many topics like social health, public health, environmental health etc.

"There is a strong need to integrate traditional and modern systems of medicines".

Earlier this year, the Ayush ministry signed an agreement with the World Health Organisation for the promotion of traditional and complementary medicine or systems.

He also said, "Yoga and Ayurveda are important for our security forces just like sports".

The Indian prime minister also said that a nation could not progress unless its people were proud of its history. Like Panchkarma Therapist, Ayurvedic Dietician, Paralysis Analyst, Ayurveda Pharmacist, Ayurveda's full supporting chain should also be developed. "Let's pledge to strengthen, revive Ayurved", Modi said. "He mentioned measures such as capping prices of stents and knee implants; and establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras for providing medicines at affordable prices". "Expect an environment of wellness so that people don't have to visit hospitals", he said.