‘Ayush Provides a Strong Support For Improving Immunity Of The People’

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PM inaugurates Global AYUSH Investment & Innovation Summit

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on April 20 inaugurated the ‘Global AYUSH Investment & Innovation Summit’ at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) were present on the occasion. Union Ministers Dr Mansukh Mandavia, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Munjapara Mahendrabhai and CM of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel were among those present.

Establishment of the Centre is historic : DG WHO

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus expressed his happiness to be present in the state and country of Mahatma Gandhi which he termed as ‘pride of the world’. He said that India’s philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ is the driving force behind the launch of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar. He said that the establishment of the Centre is historic and will prove to be a game changer.

“Thank you so much PM Modi for championing this important initiative. Which I believe that not only the Centre but your championing will bring significant change in the use of traditional medicines”

The DG commended PM Shri Narendra Modi and Indian government for harnessing the power of innovation in public health. He appreciated use of data and integrated information sharing systems in Indian hospitals. Noting the rising global demand and investment in the Ayush products the DG said that the whole world is coming to India and India is going to the whole world. He emphasized long term investment in innovation ecosystem in health in general and traditional medicines in particular; developing traditional medicines by innovators, industry and government in environmentally sustainable and equitable manner and protecting the interest of the communities that developed these traditions should also benefit when these medicines are brought to the market, including by sharing the fruits of intellectual property.

Established Ayurvedic Hospital in Mauritius : Pm Jugnauth

The DG concluded by thanking Prime Minister. “Thank you so much Prime Minister Modi for championing this important initiative. Which I believe that not only the Centre but your championing will bring significant change in the use of traditional medicines”, the DG WHO said.

Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth praised India and Gujarat for their contribution in the field of traditional medicine. He also noted India’s support in health sphere in his country. Noting the common ancestry with India, the Prime Minister of Mauritius underlined the importance given to Ayurveda in his country. He informed about establishment of an Ayurvedic hospital in Mauritius and thanked India for donation of traditional medicines during the first lockdown.

Ayush products’ demand surged during Corona : PM Modi

Speaking on the occasion, the Shri Narendra Modi said that the idea of the Global AYUSH Investment & Innovation Summit came to him during the time of pandemic when Ayush provided a strong support for improving immunity of the people and Ayush products saw surge of interest and demand.

Recalling Indian efforts to tackle the pandemic the Shri Modi noted the promise shown by the modern pharma companies and vaccine manufacturers if they get investment at the right time.

“Who could have imagined that we would be able to develop corona vaccine so soon?”, he asked.