PM Modi inaugurates WHO's Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat
New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi, inaugurated the WHO's Global Center for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat on Tuesday. During this event, the Director General of WHO Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus and PM of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was also present. The PMs of Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan have virtually participated in the opening ceremony.
The AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the establishment of a global center of traditional medicine in India by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a remarkable achievement and the commitment of the WHO even in the most difficult times is commendable. He said that even the tough times of Covid have not deterred us from making this.
WHO DG, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus greets the public in Gujarati during the inauguration ceremony of the WHO-Global Center for Traditional Medicine, in Jamnagar.
The PM of Bangladesh who was present virtually said that I am confident that this global center of traditional medicine will become a global center for evidence-based research and it will help raise the standards of traditional medicine.
In an official statement, the Ministry of AYUSH said that both the events are being organized in Gujarat and will be attended by PM Modi, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus.
The center aims to integrate the potential of traditional medicine with technological advances and evidence-based research. Whereas Jamnagar will serve as the base.The aim of the center is to engage and benefit the world by taking on traditional medicine. GCTM will focus on four main strategic areas. This includes evidence and education, data and analysis, sustainability and equity, as well as innovation and technology to optimize the contribution of traditional medicine to global health.
The main objective is to increase investment in the field of traditional medicine.
The Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit will be held in Gandhinagar from April 20 to April 22. The aim of the summit is to increase investment and showcase innovations in the field of traditional medicine. It is a unique effort to foster long-term partnerships boost exports and nurture a sustainable ecosystem.
An initiative to strategize India's efforts to become a global hub
The Global Center for Traditional Medicine represents the outstanding commitment of WHO and India to global health. The GCTM seeks to set policies and standards on traditional medicine products and help countries build a comprehensive, safe, and high-quality healthcare system. The Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit is an initiative to strategize India's efforts to become a global hub for traditional products, practices and related services. Indian Ayurveda has proved that time and again that it is a holistic medicine that treats the patients completely without any side effects.