Need of hour to integrate our own indigenous medical systems with modern practices: Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi:

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that it is necessary to combine medical systems like Ayurveda and Yoga with modern practices. 

While addressing the 62nd Foundation Day event of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), the Union Minister said, “The need of the hour is to integrate our own indigenous medical systems like Ayurveda, and Yoga with modern medical practices. There should be greater emphasis on research and innovation.”

Lauding the academy for its positive contribution to India’s welfare, Mandaviya underlined that “this nation never had a shortage of manpower or brainpower. We only have to be self-confident”.

He encouraged the audience to have the self-confidence to carry own indigenous research forward.

The minister appreciated the advancements in India’s healthcare facilities during Coronavirus pandemic. He said, “We not only developed the Covid-19 vaccine but also manufactured and exported them in a very short time. There were gloomy projections made on India’s Covid management strategy but we were not only able to manage the pandemic well but also shared our best practices globally.”

Mandaviya encouraged the Academy and researchers to collaborate with the private sector in research and innovation.

The Union Health Minister released the book, “Journey of NAMS” and felicitated the Presidents of Academics and Associations present at the gathering, the release added. 

(With inputs from ANI)


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