WHO and Indian traditional medicines

A matter of pride for all the countrymen that the entire world has started very fast underlining the importance of India which for decades had remained unexplored due to inadequate zeal and virtually no efforts of the concerned from our side. Be it yog (Yoga), Indian traditional cuisine and of number of varieties, our traditional Ayurved and herbs and medicines, our traditions culture etc not to speak of big leaps in IT, science, medicine, space technology etc. It is a matter of pride that the World Health Organisation (WHO) was destined to set up a global centre for traditional medicine in India and in the words of the Prime Minister, “the country having become the pharmacy of the world, the WHO institution will become a centre for global wellness.”
Adhanom Ghbreyesus Director WHO made the announcement in a video message at an event when Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation two future ready Ayurved institutions at Jamnagar and Jaipur in Gujarat and Rajasthan respectively that it has been agreed to open a WHO Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in India. He said that the step was taken to “strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine.” The moment was historic in that a global recognition to Indian traditional medicine had started generating as the new centre was to support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which was in supporting countries developing policies and actions to strengthen the role of traditional medicine for universal health coverage for a fairer and safer world. Ayushman Bharat , the flagship medical support scheme came in for high appreciation by the WHO Chief.