During his welcome address to G20 dignitaries as part of the WHO Global Summit, last Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out the global celebration of the International Day of Yoga as a testament to the universal desire for holistic health. Laying focus on India's holistic and inclusive approach to health and wellness, the Prime Minister hinted at India's ability to fulfill this desire.
"In India, we follow a holistic and inclusive approach. We are expanding health infrastructure, promoting the traditional system of medicine, and providing affordable healthcare to all. We believe holistic health and wellness can help enhance everyone's resilience," the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister alluded to the establishment of the WHO Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, as an important step in this direction.
"The holding of WHO Global Summit on Traditional Medicine along with the G20 Health Ministers meeting will intensify efforts to harness its potential," Narendra Modi said.
Further hinting at the Union Government's goal to make India the healing capital of the world, Narendra Modi stressed the need to build a global repository for traditional medicine while pointing out the risk posed by Anti-Micorbial Resistance (AMR) to global health.
"It should be our joint effort to build a global repository for traditional medicine. Anti-Microbial Resistance is a grave risk to global public health and all pharmaceutical advancements so far. The steps taken to address the threat of Anti-Microbial Resistance are commendable," the Prime Minister said.