Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the Centre would soon introduce a special AYUSH Visa category for foreigner nationals who want to come to India to take advantage of traditional medicine, as part of initiatives to promote medical tourism.
While addressing the people at the inauguration of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit at Gujarat, the Prime Minister of India emphasized that it was a matter of pride for the entire nation that the AYUSH Ministry is gaining a good momentum, not only in India but across the globe.
He mentioned that it was a moment of pride for all that the system of traditional medicine was also gaining acceptance. This acceptance led to the setting up of the Centre of Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar of Gujarat.
Emphasizing on the "AYUSH Visa", Modi said that if more and more people visit India, the local farmers will get a wider opportunity to showcase their skills in growing herbal and traditional medicines.In context to the AYUSH, Modi announced that the people who came from abroad to seek treatment under AYUSH will be offered or given an AYUSH Visa.
It was on April 19, when the Prime Minister of India along with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Prime Minister of Mauritius laid the foundation stone of India's first centre of Traditional Medicine at Jamnagar in Gujarat.
At that event also, the PM of Mauritius said that according to the World Health Organization, around 80% of the people in the world uses traditional medicine.
As the concept of AYUSH also includes Yoga (along with traditional, physical and mental meditation), it is believed that the AYUSH will be extremely helpful in quickest healing the tourists from the west or the foreign countries.