With an eye on making affordable Ayurveda treatment accessible to more people in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday that the state will become the first complete Ayurveda accessible state in the next two weeks.
He made the announcement after inaugurating the second edition of Global Ayurveda Festival. The Cabinet has given a green signal to start 25 new Ayurveda clinics in government hospitals, he said at the function.
He said, "Ayurveda will need a 'Kerala model' of development to reach greater heights." He added that the state would encourage more Ayurveda treatment centres, practitioners and production of medicinal plants.
Chief guest of the function Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag said that Ayurveda was also gaining popularity in his country.
State Health Minister V S Sivakumar said by 2020 Ayurveda would reach a new pinnacle by entering into genomics and nanotechnology. He said the government would support such efforts. He also inaugurated the Ayurveda Expo.
Mauritius Education Minister B K Benware said the government would introduce yoga in its curriculum soon.