Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with AYUSH practitioners via video conference over COVID-19:
Today, Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi interacted with Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) practitioners around the country through video conference on the covid-19 situation in India.
PM said that the Ayush sector has a heritage tradition of keeping the nation healthy with traditional medicine and today its importance has increased manifold in the ongoing efforts to manage the COVID-19 outbreak. Prime Minister noticed that their network is spread every corner of the country, so it’s imperative for them to use this network, while working as per WHO guidelines, to spread the message of good practices which need to be adopted in the endeavor to control the spread of the coronavirus. He also praised the current ongoing efforts by the Ministry of Ayush to promoting #YogaAtHome to de-stress the mind & body and strengthen the body during this critical phase of lockdown.
PM underlined the importance of countering and fact-checking unsubstantiated claims of AYUSH having the cure for the disease, adding that AYUSH scientists, CSIR, ICMR, and other research organizations from all over India must come together for the evidence-based research. He further said that the country must be ready to use the entire healthcare workforce to meet the current challenge, and if the need so arises, help from private doctors connected with AYUSH may be sought by the govt.
Prime Minister Modi, suggested that AYUSH medicine manufacturer could utilize their resources & facility to produce essential items like hand sanitizers , which become in high demand these days to prevent coronavirus. He urges them to utilize the platform of telemedicine to reach out to the mass public and generate constant awareness to fight the pandemic situation of covid-19. He also mentioned the importance of enforcing social distancing with full vigor to counter the spread of the pandemic of coronavirus.
The AYUSH practitioners Appreciate the Prime Minister ” Narendra Modi” for leading the country to fight against COVID-19. They talked about the impact of these traditional medicine practices towards boosting immunity and how important it is for human beings. They also mentioned their efforts to conduct research for symptomatic treatment, and expressed wish to serve the nation during this time of crisis arrived due to covid-19.
PM said that it is very important to create awareness about India’s traditional medicines and herbal medical practices around the globe. He thanked the AYUSH practitioners for constant efforts to serve humanity and once again highlighted the important role they all have to play in India to fight against COVID-19.
Union Minister for AYUSH ” Shripad Yesso Naik” , Cabinet Secretary and Secretary ‘ Rajesh Kotecha” Ministry of AYUSH also participated in the interaction via video conferencing.