Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State called the medical fraternity to work towards generating scientific evidence and validating ancient Indian healthcare system for its global acceptance for Health and Family Welfare.
Inaugurating the Amrita Institute for Integrated Medicine and Research Centre in Kochi, the Minister said that the Indian system stipulated not just administration of drugs, but incorporated the concepts of regulating dietetic regiments, and seasonal regiments, among others.
"In the emerging world of lifestyle-related disorders and chronic diseases, the standalone modern medicine may not be sufficient to cater to the demands of the ailing society. At such a crucial juncture, there is a need to create such treatment facilities with integrative approach where patients can choose their preferred system of medicine under one roof", said Mr.Shripad Naik.
Observing that standalone modern medicine may not be sufficient to cater to the demands of an ailing society, today stressed the need to create treatment facilities with integrative approach.
"This approach will help promote referrals from one system to the other so as to achieve better understanding among medical fraternity," he said.
India was well-rendowned with traditional systems of medicine mainly Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Scientific systems are based on strong fundamental principles having various disciplines.
This is India's first centre for inter-disciplinary study of medicine to come up here under Amrita University. The Centre will have an integrated study, research and patient care in Allopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga under the university.
"The purpose is to bring Ayurveda and Yoga into the mainstream healthcare in India," Dr Prem Nair, Medical Director of AIMS said.
The centre will bring out replicable guidelines for introducing and practising integrated healthcare at various levels besides facilties for study and research, Dr Shanti Nair said.