2nd Ayurveda Day: Modi wants an Ayurveda hospital in every district

Posted October 18, 2017

Inaugurating the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) here, Modi asserted that nations can not progress unless they value and cherish their history and heritage.

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Tuesday and enumerated the advantages of ayurveda.

"Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said" A threefold increase in market size of Ayurvedic Products from $2.5 billion to $8 billion is expected by 2022.

The first ever AIIA has been set up under the ministry of AYUSH along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

"A country may want to develop as far as possible, but it can not progress until it learns to be proud of its history and legacy", PM Modi said.

The new institute, Modi said, would promote such inter-disciplinary research involving the exponents of Ayush, Indian Council of Medical Research and foreign collaborators. The PM said ayurveda experts need to find medicines which give immediate relief to patients and also keep side-effects at bay. "But Ayurveda is a priority for us and we are integrating it with the public healthcare system", Modi said. "Like the IT revolution a few years ago, the time has come for a "health revolution" under the aegis of ayurveda", he added.

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The graded reduction in the sale of crackers will start from November 1 onwards, the SC also said. The Supreme Court has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi till November 1.

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.

He concluded by saying that his government has constructed more than 5 crore toilets in the last three years.

"Attempts were even made to reduce the faith that Indians had on them".

It also teaches post-graduate students, PhD courses, and skill development programme.

Modi also reiterated the importance of cleanliness as a part of preventive healthcare. 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.