Guwahati: In a major boost to the traditional medicinal practice, the Government has decided to set up Ayush ICMR Centres for Advance Research in Integrative Health across all the AIIMS institutions in the country.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Ayush and Indian Council of Medical Research, in the presence of Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.
It will provide the framework to set up these centres aimed at building empirical evidence based medicine or medicinal practices from traditional medicine of India.
This is an attempt to bring in active collaboration between traditional medicine and modern medicine in order to build a robust integrative healthcare research in India, which ultimately aims at boosting the healthcare delivery system in India.
The MoU provides the framework for both the agencies to collaborate in identified areas of national importance for promoting high impact research to generate evidence utilising modern scientific methods. It also aims at exploring possibilities to work on public health research initiatives for addressing diseases of national importance.
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