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Sarbananda Sonowal
reviews the progress of Global Centre for
Traditional Medicine (GCTM) at Jamnagar

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
reviews the progress of Global Centre for
Traditional Medicine (GCTM) at Jamnagar

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Director General of WHO,
    Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to attend the ground
    breaking ceremony on 19th April
  • GCTM will spearhead sweeping changes to the traditional
    medicinal practices of the world: Sarbananda Sonowal
    Jamnagar, 8th April, 2022:
  • The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping &
    Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the site of the
    upcoming Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) at Jamnagar in
    Gujarat. The Minister visited the site and interacted via a review meeting with
    the top officials of the ministry and the state government to understand the
    progress for the ground breaking ceremony of GCTM scheduled to held on 19
    April, 2022. The Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and
    Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health
    Organisation (WHO) will attend this ground breaking ceremony.
    Ministry of Ayush signed the Host Country Agreement with World Health
    Organization (WHO) for establishing WHO Global Centre for Traditional
    Medicine in India at Jamnagar, Gujarat, with its interim office at the Institute
    of Training and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) in Gujarat.
  • This Centre will be
    supported by an investment of about USD 250 million from the Government of
    India. The primary objective of GCTM is to harness the potential of traditional
    medicine from across the world through modern science and technology and
    improve overall health of the communities’ world over.
  • The Agreement was signed on 25 March in Geneva by Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha,
  • Secretary, Ministry of Ayush and Director General, WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom
    Ghebreyesus.
    Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said,
    “Our rich traditional medicinal practices is widely accepted as life enriching
    practice across the world. The unwavering commitment of our Prime Minister
    Shri Narendra Modiji towards propagation of traditional medicinal practices
    along with contemporary medicine has helped the vision of life enrichment. In a
    post COVID world, the role of enriching our health is of paramount importance.

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