Sarbananda Sonowal reviews the progress of Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) at Jamnagar
● By tripuranewslive ● 9 Apr 2022
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.