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Union AYUSH minister takes stock for upcoming Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar

Ministry of Ayush signed the host Country Agreement with World Health Organization (WHO) for establishing the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in India

Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal visited the site in Jamnagar where the groundbreaking of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is going to be organised on April 19. Secretary Ministry of Ayush Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha also accompanied the minister. Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Ayush signed the host Country Agreement with World Health Organization (WHO) for establishing the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in India. 

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The groundbreaking ceremony for GCTM will be graced by the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Director-General of WHO Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus. The Union Minister and Secretary of the Ayush Ministry travelled to the site of the ceremony in Jamnagar and took stock of the preparations. After the site visit, the minister held a review meeting with district officials and addressed the press about the Global Centre of Traditional Medicine, discussed the key highlights of the partnership between the Ayush Ministry and the WHO and emphasised the ever-increasing importance of traditional medicine in a post-COVID world.

Sonawal, said, “The primary objective of the Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is to integrate the benefits of traditional medicine from across the world with modern science and technology. This initiative will help develop affordable and reliable health services for India as well as the global community. Bringing together modern science, innovation and traditional medicine will pave the way for building a sustainable healthcare system. We look forward to the upcoming event in Jamnagar to celebrate the collaborative and strategic efforts by the WHO and the Government of India.”

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