The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the establishment of a global traditional medicine center in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the announcement and said that in the way India has emerged as a global drug manufacturer, the WHO's wellness center will strengthen its credibility.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyas announced in a video message on Friday the establishment of a global center on the occasion of granting the status of National Center to two Ayurvedic centers in Jaipur and Jamnagar.
PM Narendra Modi has instituted the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) in Jamnagar, Gujarat Inaugurated the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur through video conferencing.
These institutes will form the most important Ayurveda institutes of the country. According to an Act passed in the Parliament, the Institute of Jamnagar will be an Institute of National Importance (INI) while the Institute of Jaipur has been given university status by the UGC. In his message, the Director-General of WHO said that I am happy to tell you that we people have agreed to set up a Global Center for Traditional and Complementary Medicine in India.
The establishment of this center will be part of the WHO's special campaign from 2014 to 2023 to develop traditional medical practices. Traditional medical methods like Ayurveda can be very effective for people but people of the world paid very little attention to it.
The WHO Director-General thanked Prime Minister Modi for a welfare scheme like Ayushman Bharat. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that Ayurveda is the heritage of India. At its core is the good of mankind.