Today’s date, there has been a sudden surge in the demands of Ayurveda, Siddha, and other traditional medicines in the global market. Since the pandemic has started, people are slowly turning to medicines that have ayurvedic and herbal substances in them.
As per reports, PM Modi announced on Tuesday that these traditional medicines must align with the international standards of medicines that have to be certified by WHO Centre for Traditional Medicine.
At the time of the announcement, PM Modi and Mauritius PM Pravin Kumar Jugnauth were also present. PM Modi said, “in the next 25 years, by the 100 th year of India’s Independence, every household will rely on traditional medicine.” He also added that the use of traditional medicines should be encouraged across the world in the coming years. The WHO has also taken the initiative to partner with traditional medicine in order to provide a better solution to the medical problems of people around the globe.
This 2-way deal will not only help the indian market but also will be beneficial for all the people. The traditional way of living be it in food habits as well as in medicine has a direct relationship that helps
in the healing process. PM Modi lastly had laid down a few goals for the centre to work on –
Firstly, the centre needs to create a database system of Traditional Knowledge System with the help of technology. Secondly, WHO needs to certify the medicines so that they can be used in the
international market. Thirdly, All GCTM members should come together to discuss the issues and solve the problems. Fourth, funds need to be mobilised in order to conduct a thorough research study. And lastly, certain protocols needs to be developed and followed by both parties.