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18 October 2017, 12:13 | Bernice Figueroa
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In the days under foreign rule, our hermits, science, yoga, Ayurveda, everything was mocked in a bid to reduce people's trust in them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's first All India Institute of Ayurved (AIIA) in the national capital, on Tuesday, and pitched for the need for a "health revolution" in the country through the traditional medicine system. It was earlier known as the Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H). "Like the IT revolution a few years ago, the time has come for a "health revolution" under the aegis of ayurveda", he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Modi said: "There should be an Ayurveda hospital in every district".
According to reports, around 1,500 participants from across the country are expected to attend the inauguration ceremony.also, the Ayurvedic Standard Treatment Guidelines developed by AYUSH ministry will also be released.
He also said, "Yoga and Ayurveda are important for our security forces just like sports". Never posting on mountains, sometimes on desert, sometimes on the banks of the coast, sometimes in dense forests. "Yoga and Ayurveda can be very effective in removing mental stress, increasing concentration, strengthening the immune system of our soldiers". Rather it should be scaled up further.
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. "I will urge private players to use corporate social responsibility funds to strengthen ayurveda", Modi added.
The Government is focused on providing affordable healthcare for the poor. "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. Swachhata - or cleanliness - is a simple mechanism of preventive healthcare. Medicinal plant farming can also help farmers boost their income, which is in line with the government's plan to double farmers' income by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence.
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