He also called upon Ayush practitioners to go for research to develop medicines with immediate results, but without side effects, keeping in view the demands of the times. He said under the foreign rule, there had been attempts to ridicule and lessen the importance of Indian system of knowledge and achievements of its rishis and scientists, and after Independence too not much attention was paid to reclaim the country’s rich heritage. However, Mr Modi said that for the last three years his government had been taking steps to reverse the trend.
He said his government’s main focus was on preventive healthcare and providing affordable and easily accessible health care to the poor, and Ayush can take a lead in this drive. The first ever AIIA has been set up under the ministry of AYUSH along the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The Institute was expected to bring synergy between the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and modern diagnostic tools and technology. (UNI)