WHO to set up traditional medicine centre in India: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 Rohit Shishodia
The World Health Organization (WHO) will set up the WHO Global Centre on traditional medicine in India. This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while virtually inaugurating two Ayurveda institutes --Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar, and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur.

India’s traditional medicines include Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Yoga, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy.  

“World Health Organization is establishing the WHO Global Centre on Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the research on traditional medicine,” said Modi.

The setting up of the WHO Global Centre on traditional medicine in India is a big boost for India’s traditional medicine sector. Indian government has advocated use of Ayurveda products in management of Covid patients in health facilities.

Doctors in Covid dedicated hospitals and quarantine centers are providing different Ayurveda products to patients, apart from modern medicine, in management of Covid patients.


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