We must take pride in our heritage: PM Narendra Modi

Morning Current Affairs 17 October 2017

Underlining that overlooking its history and heritage can be fatal for a country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his government's commitment to achieve integration of Ayurveda, Yoga and other Ayush systems in the public health care system. "Those nations who leave their heritage behind are destined to lose their identity", he said. Understanding this need, the BJP government is stressing on integrating the public healthcare system with yoga, ayurveda and other AYUSH methods.

"Attempts were even made to reduce the faith that Indians had on them. It encompasses social health, public health and environmental health", Modi said while inaugurating the institute, set up on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

However, Mr Modi said that for the last three years his government had been taking steps to reverse the trend.

"In every district of this country, there must be a good hospital having links with traditional treatment", he continued. Along with forming a separate ministry, we have laid out comprehensive rules for the integration of health services and AYUSH systems and guidelines, while creating National Health Policy.




"The AYUSH Ministry is swiftly working in that direction, and in just three years, over 65 AYUSH hospitals have been set up", he added.

He also said, "Yoga and Ayurveda are important for our security forces just like sports". Rather it should be scaled up further.

Emphasizing the importance of Ayurveda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Oct. 17 said the time has come for an Ayurveda-based "health revolution" and called for affordable and accessible healthcare. "It has started working towards facilitating quality patient care and research, bridging gaps in scientific information about quality, safety and efficacy of Ayurveda products, and developing benchmarks of Ayurvedic education, research and healthcare", Naik said. With the demand for medicinal plants increasing worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) has projected that the global herbal market will grow to Dollars 5 trillion by 2050 from the current level of USD 62 billion.

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