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AYUSH visa soon for those seeking traditional treatments in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that to promote the traditional medicine industry, India will soon launch ‘AYUSH mark’ which will give authenticity to quality AYUSH products made in the country.

Speaking of “Heal in India”, he also announced that a special visa category will be created soon for those who want to travel to the country to avail of AYUSH therapies.

PM Modi was speaking after the inauguration of the three-day Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar in the presence of Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tredos Ghebreyesus.

‘AYUSH’ denotes Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. India has a Central Ministry dedicated to these alternative medicine systems.

“India will soon introduce the AYUSH mark, which will give authenticity to quality AYUSH products of the country. The mark will be given to products vetted using the latest technology. This will give confidence to people of the world that they are purchasing quality AYUSH products,” Modi said.

“Traditional medicine helped increase tourism in Kerala. This power is in the whole of India, in every corner of India. ‘Heal in India’ can become a big brand of this decade. Wellness centers based on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, etc., can be very popular,” the Prime Minister said.

The special “AYUSH visa” will help those who wish to seek traditional treatments in India, he said.

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