The 6th edition of One Earth-One Health - Advantage Healthcare India 2023 was virtually inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today in New Delhi today. The Prime Minister welcomed all national and international participants and hoped that the gathering will strengthen global partnerships on the agenda of ''One Earth-One Health''.
In his address, Prime Minister said, “When it comes to holistic healthcare, India has much important strength. We have talent. We have the technology. We have a track record. We have tradition. For thousands of years, India's outlook toward health has been holistic. We have a great tradition of preventive and promotive health. Systems such as Yoga and meditation have now become global movements. They are ancient India's gifts to the modern world. Similarly, our Ayurveda system is a complete discipline of wellness. It takes care of the physical and mental aspects of health.”
Prime Minister added that the world is looking for solutions to stress and lifestyle diseases. India's traditional healthcare systems hold a lot of answers. Our traditional diet which consists of millet can also help with food security and nutrition. The global response to healthcare challenges can’t be scattered and isolated as it is time for an integrated, inclusive, and institutional response. This is one of our focus areas during our G20 presidency.
The Ministry of Ayush is actively participating in this event to showcase the strength of the Ayush sector in Medical Value Travel (MVT). Ministry is also showcasing the potential of Ayush through the exhibition highlighting Ayush's strength and contribution towards MVT. The Health Ministers of different countries, National and International policymakers, academics and subject experts, and other dignitaries participating in the event, will also visit the All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi to have firsthand knowledge of Traditional Medicines.
As per the latest data India has emerged as the main destination for MVT, which is evident from the fact that the number of foreign tourists seeking medical tourism in India in 2017 was 45,42,000, leading to total foreigners’ spending in wellness tourism at over $12.8 Billion (1 lakh crore). High-quality healthcare services including wellness, therapeutic care, rejuvenation therapies, Yoga, Meditation, affordable and holistic health care, etc., were considered to be strong enablers in this growth trajectory.
This two-day summit will witness 125 exhibitors and around 500 hosted foreign delegates from 73 countries. Delegates from countries in the region of Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, SAARC, and ASEAN will bring together and connect the Indian healthcare providers and foreign participants on one forum.
Also, Read This in Hindi►आयुर्वेद प्रणाली एक संपूर्ण अनुशासन है - प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी
The B2B Conference & Expo along with the National Arogya Summit, held in Guwahati recently under the aegis of the Ministry of Ayush under India’s presidency of SCO, has successfully brought together 25 SCO countries to promote Traditional Medicine so as that it can contribute to the economic development, environment protection and achieve the goal of Health Security among the SCO nations. The event witnessed the active participation of H.E. Dr. Thet Khaing Win Minister of Health, Myanmar, H.E. Safiyya Mohamed Saeed Deputy Minister of Health, Maldives and Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai MoS for Ayush and Participation of China, Russia, and Pakistan in technical sessions through virtual mode was also noteworthy. The Conference and Expo cum Summit was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping &Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
India attained the SCO full member status in 2017 and after assuming the Presidency of SCO Council of Heads of State for the year 2023 on 17th September 2022 at Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had remarked that India would take the initiative for a new SCO Expert Working Group on Traditional Medicine. Accordingly, the Ministry of Ayush has taken various initiatives on Traditional Medicine during India’s SCO Presidency viz., organized a virtual conference of experts and practitioners of Traditional Medicine, conducted the First Expert Working Group (EWG) on Traditional Medicine wherein Draft Regulations of the EWG on Traditional Medicine were approved at an expert level and will be further subjected to other respective country administrative procedures and finally to be adopted at the Head of the States Summit. It is in this light that the Guwahati SCO B2B Conference and Expo acquire importance and could successfully take the momentum further.
On the sidelines of the SCO B2B conference, the Ministry of Ayush also had a bilateral meeting with Myanmar to discuss cooperation on Ayurveda and Traditional Medicine. The MoU for the same was signed between the Ministry of Ayush, India, and the Ministry of Health, Myanmar on 29th August 2016, which is automatically extended and valid up till 28th August 2026. The Indian side was led by Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister for Ayush and Ports, Shipping & waterways. Myanmar's side was led by H.E. Dr. Thet Khaing Win, Minister, Ministry of Health, Myanmar.
This Conference was attended by a total of 214 participants, out of which 83 were international delegates from 16 SCO Countries and 131 were Indian delegates. A total of 30 presentations were made during the said event of which 19 were from SCO Countries. 11 presentations were delivered by the Indian side, including presentations from the Ministry of Ayush and the industry. A total of 11 sessions were held during the said conference. Active participation by all representatives across various discussions/presentations, trade activities and concurrently running National Arogya Summit/Expo was a remarkable achievement.
While 56 exhibitors, including industries, educational institutes, and Ayush services providers exhibited their products, institutions & infrastructure, and were involved in the B2B expo in Guwahati, the encouraging response came from 60 buyers from 11 countries in the form of keen interest. During the conference and the Expo, more than 125 one-to-one meetings were held between buyers & sellers. The trade interest was received from 13 SCO countries in the fields of Ayurveda Education, Traditional Medicine Products, and developing Infrastructure for providing Ayurveda and Yoga for Medical Value Travel. These B2B meeting participants were from Tajikistan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India.
The B2B conference was organized in line with the theme “SECURE” SCO, where ‘S’ stands for Security for Citizens, ‘E’ for Economic Development, ‘C’ for Connectivity, ‘U’ for Unity, ‘R’ for Respect for Sovereignty and Territorial Unity and ‘E’ for Environment Protection. These themes were covered during the SCO events in India in the following manner:-
The SCO nations together deliberated on various issues about Traditional Medicine, easing up trade for traditional medicine within the SCO nations and promoting Traditional medicine. These issues were discussed upon to achieve the goal of Health Security among the SCO nations, which relates to the Security (Health) theme of SCO.
Keeping the theme of Economic Development into consideration, 10 LOIs were received during the event along with a direct trade interest of over INR 590 Crore. Likewise, the opportunities will also be available for other SCO countries.
16 SCO nations brought together under one umbrella for deliberating on the key agenda of the development of traditional medicine and its active promotion highlights the Connectivity theme of SCO.
Consensus was developed among the Experts from SCO Member States on the Regulations of the EWG on TM under SCO which relates to the Unity theme of SCO.
This event held by the Ministry of Ayush, under the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, was not only a crown jewel in the SCO deliberations and cooperation efforts under the presidency of India but also highlights the potential for growth and synergies between SCO Nations in the global Traditional Medicine sector.
Also Read in Hindi►पारंपरिक चिकित्सा को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए 25 देश एक साथ आए
Uttar Pradesh will soon set up an All-India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) that would be a center of excellence for Ayurveda tertiary health care and promote education, research, and patient care.
Dr. PC Saxena, director, of Ayurveda, said, "A proposal for AIIA has been sent to the state government. Once approved, the process will start with the identification of land to establish the AIIA. This will be the first AIIA in Uttar Pradesh."
AIIA is similar to AIIMS or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
An AIIA provides postgraduate/doctoral and post-doctoral teaching, research facilities, and quality patient care under the Ayurveda system of medicine.
Intramural and extramural research is also a significant area in an AIIA, apart from medicinal knowledge and linkages to the current healthcare system.
"We need around 15 acres of land to establish the AIIA. Once the state government approves the project and land is identified, the process of planning the infrastructure and facilities will begin," said Dr. Saxena.
The project is likely to come up in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Varanasi is a probable district. A final decision will be taken by the state government.
Dr. Abhishek Shukla, secretary general, of the Association of International Doctors, said, "One crucial area in AIIA is a national and international collaboration. As AIIA is an apex institute in Ayurveda and it can collaborate with other branches of medicine for research and patient care."
Uttar Pradesh presently has over 100 Ayurveda colleges, including 65 in the private sector and an AYUSH University in Gorakhpur. (IANS)
Read More►Integrative Medicine Center of All India Institute of Ayurveda Inaugurated at Safdarjung Hospital
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday jointly inaugurated an integrative medicine center at the Department of Integrative Medicine of the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at the Safdarjung hospital along with Union Minister of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal.
While inaugurating the facility, Mandaviya said, "Integrative medicine is aimed at harnessing the potential of India's rich heritage and medical knowledge, along with using modern advancements in allopathy. Both traditional and modern medical practices would help in providing better avenues of health and wellness. It is thus the need of the hour that different medical systems must not compete but complement each other. Only then we can ensure the well-being of our citizens and further help in achieving health for all."
Highlighting the importance of holistic healthcare in the growth story of India, Mandaviya said, "The country has finally connected health with its development story and citizens must remain aware about their health which in turn is crucial for wealth creation."
Reiterating the government's dedication to reaching the grassroots level and creating last-mile delivery of healthcare services, Mandaviya said the health and wellness programs are being run in more than 1,56,000 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) across the country.
"India has achieved opening more than 1.56 lakh HWCs before December 31, 2022, which are turning out to be crucial in providing various types of services to our citizens," he said.
Emphasizing the significance of this integrative approach, Mandaviya said, "Stakeholders like health sector experts and the private medical sector are also pushing forward for this integrative medicine approach."
Appreciating the rapid strides made by the institute, Sonowal said, "It is a matter of pride that the country is moving towards holistic healthcare and integrative medicine is a key step in that direction."
Read more►Ministry of Ayush Signed MoU with ITDC For the Promotion of Medical Value travel in India
The Ministry of Ayush has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the Ministry of Tourism, and the Government of India to work together for the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine.
Dr. Shashi Ranjan Vidyarthi, Director, Ministry of Ayush, and Shri Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial and Marketing), ITDC signed the MoU in presence of Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak, special secretary, MoA, and other senior officials of Ministry of Ayush and ITDC.
According to the MoU, the Ministry of Ayush will provide training to the officials of ITDC to sensitize them about the Medical value of travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine. It will identify tourist circuits, where there is immense scope to promote Medical value travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine and provide all the technical know-how from time to time to ITDC.
ITDC on the suggestion of the Ministry of Ayush will include historical heritage sites of Indian systems of medicine in tourist destinations under "Knowledge Tourism and may develop films/literature useful to tourists. It will explore establishing Ayurveda and Yoga centers in the Hotels run by ITDC and will organize sensitization workshops in collaboration.
The implementation and progress of the MoU will be monitored by a Joint Working Group (JWG) co-chaired by representatives from MoA and ITDC. The JWG will also identify the best practices adopted by Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. to promote themselves as a preferred destination for Medical value travel.
In the recently concluded First Health Working Group meeting of the G20 India presidency at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala G20 delegates deliberated on opportunities and challenges to promote MVT in India.
Medical Value Travel has seen significant growth in India in recent years. According to the report ‘The Global Wellness Economy: Looking beyond COVID’ by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the Global Wellness economy will grow at 9.9% annually. The Ayush-based healthcare & Wellness economy is estimated to grow to $70 billion by 2025.
Also, Read in HIndi► मेडिकल वैल्यू ट्रैवल को बढ़ावा देने के लिए आयुष मंत्रालय और आईटीडीसी में समझौता
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions of Ontario province recently visited the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi and feels that propagation of Ayurveda in Canada can help ease the burden of hospitals in Canada as Ayurvedic therapies, principles and lifestyle can keep many diseases at bay. The Canadian delegation led by Mr. Michael Tibollo & Canada India Foundation (CIF) visited the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).
Impressed with the facilities of AIIA, Mr. Michael Tibollo said," The institute helped me to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the importance of East and West medicines and saw here the two can work together for the betterment of mankind. In Canada, we are much more focussed on quick results. Many times, we forget about prevention, education, and doing things that lead us to a better lifestyle. Many doctors over here shared their time with me today. They explained to me how interventions using ancient techniques that are tried and proven and have been around for millions of years can reduce the need for acute medicine and acute care in a hospital setting".
“With the help of the Canada India Foundation, we believe that the day is not far away when an institution propagating the knowledge of Ayurveda will be set up there in Canada. We are happy to share data-based evidence with Mr. Tibollo and wish that he can present it to the government over there", said Director, AIIA Professor (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari during her meeting with the delegation.
The delegation took a round of the institute and hospital as well as laboratories and other facilities to understand the integrative model adopted by AIIA. The official delegation from Canada was also facilitated by the Ministry of Ayush. Director AIIA, New Delhi explained the functioning of different departments including the OPDs, the tertiary care unit, the academic block, and the research center of All India Institute of Ayurveda. A team from the All India Institute of Ayurveda also showcased the facilities around the academic and hospital wing of the institute before the delegation.
Also Read in Hindi► अखिल भारतीय आयुर्वेद संस्थान में कनाडा का प्रतिनिधिमंडल
Dear Patron, Please provide additional information to validate your profile and continue to participate in engagement activities and purchase medicine.