It’s time for health revolution, says PM

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:51 AM IST
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New Delhi : The government is working towards setting up an Ayurveda hospital in each district of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and asserted that time had come for a “health revolution” under the aegis of the traditional medicine system, reports PTI.

Addressing a gathering after dedicating the country’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation in the national capital, the prime minister pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare for the poor on the Ayurveda Day on Tuesday. The day is also being celebrated as Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras) across India.

“It is very necessary for the expansion of Ayurveda that there is a good hospital with all facilities… in every district of the country.

“The AYUSH ministry is working swiftly in this direction, and in more than three years, more than 65 Ayush hospitals have been developed,” Modi said.

Noting that the world was heading “back to nature and wellness”, Modi described Ayurveda as India’s strength and urged those working in the sector to revive it.

He also asked experts from the field to find medicines which can, like allopathy, give immediate relief to people but without side-effects.

Noting that people across the world were getting attracted towards good health as well as wellness, the prime minister suggested that time was ripe for an “atmosphere of Ayurveda”. He also batted for better and modern packaging of ayurvedic medicines.

The prime minister urged private players to use part of their corporate social responsibility funds to help strengthen Ayurveda.

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