Tata, Pitroda bat for Ayurveda

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great minds: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata and Founder Chairman of Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Sam Pitroda at the inauguration of IAIM at Jarakbande Kaval near Bangalore on Thursday. DH Photo

Speaking at the launch of the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (IAIM) and the new 100-bed Integrative Health Care Centre (IHC), Tata said that the phenomenal role Ayurveda had played in the betterment of the mankind had to be highlighted.

“I think those of us who have an open mind realise that if there could be a fusion or integration of Ayurvedic medicine and its strong tradition, Western medicine and scientific approach to understand the efficacy and content of Ayurvedic medicine, then may be treatment of some diseases," he said.

Lauding the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) for its effort in the direction, he said: "I hope the next 20 years will be a tribute to what you have started.
It will also be a tribute to scientists who have put India on the international map in an area that is rich in Indian tradition, fusing it with scientific advances in Western medicine”.

Sam Pitroda, Founder Chairman of Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, said in India everyone was focused on the Western model of big equipment five-star hotel environment.

"That model is not scalable, perhaps desirable or sustainable in the long run. So, we have to find new models of health delivery and that is where traditional Indian model comes in," the man considered to have pioneered India’s telecom revolution said.

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