Use CSR funds to strengthen Ayurveda system: PM

by Garry Watts October 18, 2017, 0:13
Use CSR funds to strengthen Ayurveda system: PM

'Ayush integrated into the public health care system will not be a decision just confined to files, but will be a practical reality, ' he said, and underlined that 'Ayush is not just a system of medicine but it brings in its ambit social, public and environmental health'.

He said his government was focusing on integrating the public healthcare system with ayurveda and yoga.

Ground is being prepared to give a major push to Indian medicine at public health institutions in the State, Health Minister, Dr C Laxma Reddy on Tuesday said.

Modi said that people across the world are going back to nature, and it won't be hard to evolve atmosphere of ayurveda in such times He added that people are attracted to not only good health but also wellness and there is a need to strengthen ayurveda. In the days under foreign rule, our hermits, science, yoga, Ayurveda, everything was mocked in a bid to reduce people's trust in them.

Naik also said "the government had already begun work on building AIIMS-like facilities for Ayurveda across India to promote the science".

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Addressing a gathering after dedicating the country's first All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation here, the prime minister pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare for the poor on "Ayurveda Day" today. Stressing on the importance of ayurveda, he said that Ayurveda is not just a method of treatment. "Ayurveda's rich heritage and recognition as an alternative system of medicine in developed countries provides a good foundation to set an ambitious growth goal defined by increasing market share, customer access and profitability in both India and global markets". "But that did not become a priority", Modi said.

Noting that people across the world are becoming increasingly attracted to health and wellness, the prime minister suggested that time was ripe for an atmosphere of Ayurveda to develop.

Modi also reiterated the importance of cleanliness as a part of preventive healthcare.

The NDA government's renewed thrust on Ayurveda is in sync with the WHO's plan as the global body begins to implement its traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023.


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