The Centre has offered financial assistance to set up a new Ayurvedic
Clinical Research Centre in Kerala to help scientifically validate traditional
systems of healing and medicine and integrate them with mainstream public
"The State Government has proposed the clinical research centre in Konni and
50 acres of land is required. I assure that if the State Government provides
the land, the Centre will provide all financial assistance," he said Minister
of State for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for
Biotechnology (RGCB) in Thiruvananthapuram
The Minister was in the capital city to announce the setting up of the
National Centre of Excellence for Ayurveda Inspired Discovery by the Rajiv
Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB). He also announced the National Arogya
Expo 2015, which would be held in the capital city in April.
Naik said that ayurveda had much demand both in the country as well as
abroad. "The efficacy of ayurvedic medicines should be maintained by the
manufacturers so that scientific validity of ayurveda products at global-level
could be established. This would help in promoting the Indian system of
medicine, especially ayurveda," he added.
The National Centre of Excellence for Ayurveda Inspired Discovery is aimed
at research into efficient mechanisms involved in ayurvedic therapeutics as
well as to develop standardisation protocols and certification systems to help
traditional medicines gain global acceptability.