PM Modi Announces Plan To Issue AYUSH Visas For Foreigners
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre would soon introduce a special Ayush visa category for foreign nationals who want to come to India to take advantage of traditional medicine.
It will be a part of initiatives to promote medical tourism.
With this visa, it will be easier for foreigners to come to India for AYUSH treatment.
Ayush methods of treatment are Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
It aims to further promote medical tourism in the country with a special focus on treatment under traditional systems of medicine.
Just as traditional medicine has given a boost to tourism in Kerala, it has the same potential in every nook and corner of the country.
As the acceptance of traditional medicines is growing, the market for the Ayush products has grown multifold since 2014 from about Three Billion Dollars to about $18.2 Billion now.
Tedros announced holding an annual international meet for Traditional medicines in Gujarat.
The first meeting will be held next year, when WHO and India together celebrate 75 years.
Other important announcements by PM
—Special AYUSH hallmark for high quality AYUSH products
—Expansion of AYUSH e-marketplace to enable farmers involved in growing medicinal plants to easily connect with the market.
—India will set up a network of Ayush Parks in the country to popularise Ayush products, encourage manufacturing and R&D in the area.
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