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Narendra Modi said in his speech, delivered at Kozhikode that the Centre is willing to promote traditional medicinal systems like Ayurveda which remains untapped due to inadequate scientific scrutiny and concerns regarding standards and quality.
He also mentioned that India should learn from the experiences of other countries like China, which has put regulations for promoting their traditional medicine and also said that India can become a global leader in affordable and holistic healthcare. According to him, Ayurveda can provide solutions to many health problems if these issues are addressed properly.
While addressing the ‘vision conclave’ held as a five-day global Ayurveda Festival, he mentioned that the centre is committed to promote traditional medicines to provide cheap and effective healthcare in the country.
Centre wants to promote traditional medicines in public health system by regulating research and appropriately integrating quality products, practices and practitioners into the health system.
Such initiatives are being taken to address issues related to escalating treatment costs and side-effects of medicines.
Modi talked about the steps which were taken to bring regulatory amendments for effective enforcement and strengthening the regulatory framework of AYUSH( Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) drugs at central and state levels.
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Modi stated that initiatives were being undertaken to create a vertical structure for AYUSH drugs in the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation. The steps also include control over misleading advertisements and extension of financial support to states under the National AYUSH Mission for quality control activities.
He said Ayurveda was relevant globally today due to its holistic and comprehensive approach to health. Following the Ayurvedic schedule daily helps in bringing peace and harmony in one’s life. Ayurvedic daily life routines enhance health of a human being completely.
Modi also stated that young entrepreneurs planning a startup will find a lot of opportunities in holistic healthcare.The centre is also trying to maximise the utility of Ayurveda and Yoga and other traditions of healing in accordance to their genius and acumen and government will also involve in promoting integrative medical facilities.