Integrative Medicine Centres in Government Hospitals

The Government of India is to inaugurate Integrative Medicine Centres. These centres will operate at Government hospitals. The centres will mainly focus on Ayurvedic medicines and will use modern technologies. The first Integrative Medicine Centre was inaugurated at the Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi. The main objective of the initiative is to use the traditional knowledge of Indians in the medicinal field.


The Government of India has been trying to push traditional medicines and yoga in the country. AYUSH is the key player in the field. Right now Indian medicines need to complement each other and not compete. The initiative has been launched on this basis. Also, through the Integrative Medicine Centres, the GoI tries to reach the grass root levels. GoI has been launching several schemes to provide inclusive health care. More than 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres have been opened under the Ayushman Bharat scheme.
With advancements in technology, India is losing its knowledge of traditional medicines. The initiatives like Integrative Medicine Centre will help India protect its precious knowledge in the medicinal field.



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