Govt working on opening ayurveda hospital in every district, says Narendra Modi

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"The AYUSH Ministry is swiftly working in that direction, and in just three years, over 65 AYUSH hospitals have been set up", he added.

"Herbal medicines are becoming popular worldwide, The supporting chains of Ayurveda must be developed Need research on medicines providing instant relief without side effects", says PM Modi. He said the Union Government has approved 100 percent FDI in healthcare systems.

The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, is the state-funded body in India aimed at developing education and research in Ayurveda (a branch of traditional Indian medicine), yoga, naturopathy, Unani, homoeopathy and other indigenous medicine systems.

Speaking after dedicating the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation here, the Prime Minister called upon the practitioners of Ayush to develop their own trust in the system and work for its expansion with full devotion.

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Ground is being prepared to give a major push to Indian medicine at public health institutions in the State, Health Minister, Dr C Laxma Reddy on Tuesday said. "To converge the research approach of AYUSH systems with the modern system of medicine, the Ministry of AYUSH and the Indian Council of Medical Research have chose to have molecular-based studies on specific leads from the ministry".

He concluded by saying that his government has constructed more than 5 crore toilets in the last three years. "Let's pledge to strengthen, revive Ayurved", Modi said.

According to the prime minister, efforts were made to destroy "India's strengths" during the pre-Independence "era of slavery". In the days under foreign rule, our hermits, science, yoga, Ayurveda, everything was mocked in a bid to reduce people's trust in them. However, after getting freedom from slavery, there was hope that whatever was left would be preserved. Those nations who leave their heritage behind, are destined to lose their identity, he added.

He said the Ayush ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development should develop short term courses for students and farmers.