PM Modi Announces Plan To Issue AYUSH Visas For Foreigners

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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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