New Delhi: Underscoring the importance of Ayurveda, the time has come for a “health revolution” led by the traditional medicine system and pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Ayurveda-related hospitals should be set up in each district of the country, said PM Modi.
He said the Ayush Ministry would ensure that there was a good Ayurveda hospital in each district.
Addressing a gathering after dedicating the country’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation, the prime minister noted that the world is heading “back to nature and wellness”.
Marking ‘Ayurveda Divas’ on Tuesday, PM Modi described the medical system 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.
He said the Ministries of Ayush and Agriculture can guide farmers to sow medicinal plants. This will also help farmers boost their income in line with the government’s plan to double their income by 2022 when India attains 75 years of independence.
PM Modi also reiterated the importance of cleanliness as part of preventive healthcare.