Need to focus on preventive healthcare: PM Modi

RSTV Bureau

Addressing the inaugural event of Patanjali Ayurveda Research centre of Baba Ramdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to improve preventive healthcare in the Country.

“Preventive healthcare needs to be stressed on. I can say it confidently, we will not ignore or forget the heritage that we have been historically proud of,” Prime Minister said after inaugurating the research centre.

Speaking at the event PM said that India did not project its traditional forms of medicine like Ayurveda and gave in for other expensive forms.

“While pre-independence period witnessed attempts to destroy India’s indigenous and traditional arts and forms of healthcare like Ayurveda, a large part of post-independence period was spent in neglecting them.

Prime Minister also said that the indifference led to foreign countries acquiring patents.

“The world now is not just content with curing diseases but there is more emphasis on wellness and preventive healthcare. The best way to ensure and promote preventive healthcare is cleanliness,” he said.

Prime Minister appreciated Baba Ramdev’s institution for revolutionizing yoga in the country and creating global awareness about it.