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JNU to establish special centre for systems medicine

The Academic Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Thursday announced the decision to establish a special centre for systems medicine (SCSM) at the university and deliberated on the possibility of converting the existing three-year BA programmes into four-year courses in accordance with the National Education Policy, 2020.

National hub

Vice-Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar said, “The proposed centre would serve as a national hub for the development of India’s specific clinical and molecular data and its application in the area of systems medicine”.

He added that this is in tune with the global trends and Indian universities have great opportunity to develop systems medicine for efficient and customised healthcare in the country.

The university said that systems medicine is an approach to understand the complexity of the interactions of all the molecular and cellular determinants involved in the patho-physiology of a disease.

Course period

The 155th Academic Council meeting also formed an apex committee consisting of representatives from different schools and centres to deliberate and come up with its recommendations in how to implement the NEP.

Rector 1 Chintamani Mahapatra said that some of the major issues that came under focus at the meeting were the possibility of converting the existing three-year BA courses into four-year programmes and starting new four-year undergraduate programmes.

The council also deliberated offering master’s level programmes in online mode on subjects which do not require lab or experimental work, he added.

On intake of students, the council discussed how to strengthen its inclusive policy to provide better opportunities for students coming from socially and economically disadvantaged sections as well as increasing the intake of international students.

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Bumrungrad unveils genomic medicine centre

Bumrungrad Hospital is launching a preventive genomics and family check-up services centre.
Bumrungrad Hospital is launching a preventive genomics and family check-up services centre.

Bumrungrad International Hospital is opening a new genomic medicine centre, a preventive genomics and family check-up services centre, to provide patients with genetic testing services.

The centre will provide gene assay testing, which can detect abnormalities in DNA or gene code, which helps to identify a person’s risk of developing certain diseases and potential drug allergies.

Using this method, the centre will be able to provide a proactive approach to disease prevention, suggesting guidelines for behavioural change to reduce the risk. It can also help doctors in deciding on the most effective medication or treatment option for individual patients.

“With its more than 40 years of experience, Bumrungrad has upgraded to become a hospital providing quaternary care through the use of advanced medical and technological innovations, enabling the diagnosis and treatment of increasingly complex and severe cases,” said Artirat Charukitpipat, chief executive of Bumrungrad.

“Pioneering innovations, such as genetic testing, provide numerous ways through which Bumrungrad is demonstrating its commitment to the unceasing development of its body of knowledge, while searching for the latest innovations and appropriate technologies in order to fulfil our duty to provide the highest quality treatment and care possible to our patients.”

Isorn Sookwanish, director of Bumrungrad’s preventive genomics and family check-up services centre, said the hospital established the centre to provide comprehensive services through its multidisciplinary medical team, from pre-examination consultation, gene testing, laboratory analysis of specifically-certified standards, to lab result interpretation by medical genetics specialists.

On identifying any form of hereditary risk, the case is transferred to specialists for consultation or treatment plans to maximise efficiency. The centre will use the tests to detect issues in the areas of hereditary cancers, heart diseases, fertility planning and drug allergies. The centre can accommodate an unlimited number of visitors with a multidisciplinary team of 20 staff, including geneticists and other specialists, nurses, pharmacists, medical technologists, and other related personnel.

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WHO selects India to set up traditional medicine centre : The Tribune India

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New Delhi, November 13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions to the nation to mark the 5th Ayurveda Day even as the World Health Organisation chose India to host a centre for traditional medicine.

Inaugurating virtually The Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar (an Institute of national importance) and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) in Jaipur (a deemed university), the PM said the world was increasingly embracing traditional medicine. He said the exports of ayurvedic products had risen 45 per cent this September compared to last year.

During the event today, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a video message announcing that the WHO had decided to establish a Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in India.

Hailing the WHO decision, PM Modi said, “Ayurveda is Indian heritage and it is a matter of happiness that India’s traditional knowledge is enriching other countries too.” He said the need of the hour was to bring ayurveda knowledge out of books, scriptures and home remedies and develop this ancient knowledge as per modern needs. He said work was on to develop the National Sowa-Rigpa Institute for Research and other studies related to Sowa-Rigpa in Leh.

Calling upon the Education Ministry and the UGC to find new avenues in disciplines like ayurveda physics and ayurveda chemistry, the PM said start-ups and private sector should study the global trends and demands and ensure their participation in the sector.

Modi pointed out that during the corona period, the demand for ayurvedic products had increased rapidly all over the world.

“The exports of ayurvedic products increased by 45 per cent in September this year compared to the previous year. There has been a significant increase in exports of spices like turmeric and ginger, considered immunity boosters. This shows the sudden boost in confidence in ayurvedic solutions and Indian spices in the world,” he said.


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The export of ayurvedic products has increased . There has been a significant rise in the export of spices like turmeric and ginger, considered immunity boosters. The confidence in ayurvedic solutions and Indian spices is growing. — Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

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This new centre will support our efforts to implement WHO’s traditional medicine strategy, which aims to support nations in developing policies & action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage. — TA Ghebreyesus, WHO chief

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WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India, PM Modi says matter of pride



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The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, the WHO institution will become the centre for global wellness.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Prime Minister Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar (Gujarat) and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur (Rajasthan) are both premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country.

The Jamnagar institute has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an act of Parliament and the one at Jaipur has been designated an Institution Deemed to be University (De novo Category) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to the AYUSH ministry.

In his video message, Ghebreyesus said, “I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine.”

“This new centre will support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which aims to support countries in developing policies and action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,” he said.

Traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda can play an important role in integrated people-centric health services and healthcare, but they have not received enough attention, the WHO DG said.

Ghebreyesus also lauded Prime Minister Modi for his commitment to the universal coverage under Ayushman Bharat and evidence-based promotion of traditional medicines to achieve health related objectives.

Modi said Ayurveda is India’s heritage whose expansion entails the welfare of humanity and all Indians will be happy to see that the country’s traditional knowledge is enriching other countries.

“It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the WHO has chosen India for establishing its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. Now work will be done in this direction from India,” Modi said.

“I would like to thank the WHO and particularly its Director General Tedros for giving this responsibility to India. I am confident that just like India has emerged as the pharmacy of the world, in the same manner this centre for traditional medicine will become the centre for global wellness,” he said.

Stressing on bringing ayurveda knowledge out of books, scriptures and home remedies and developing this ancient knowledge as per modern needs, Modi said new research is being done in the country by combining information received from modern science of the 21st century with India’s ancient medical knowledge.

Noting that three years ago, the All India Ayurvedic Institute was established here,

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PM Modi thanks WHO chief for choosing India for global centre of traditional medicine



Narendra Modi looking at the camera: PM Modi thanks WHO chief for choosing India for global centre of traditional medicine


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PM Modi thanks WHO chief for choosing India for global centre of traditional medicine

The World Health Organization (WHO) will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement at an event on November 13 in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

In a video message, Ghebreyesus said, “I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine.”

“This new centre will support WHO’s efforts to implement its traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which aims to support countries in developing policies and action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,” he said.

Ghebreyesus praised PM Modi’s commitment to the universal coverage under Ayushman Bharat and evidence-based promotion of traditional medicines to achieve health-related objectives, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

The Prime Minister thanked WHO and its Director-General for choosing India as the Global Centre of Traditional medicine.

I am thankful Director General of @WHO, @DrTedros for choosing #India for Global Centre of Traditional medicine: PM @narendramodi #NationalAyurvedaDay https://t.co/a9vyzOYdXD pic.twitter.com/YwyVYq9SaL

— PIB India (@PIB_India) November 13, 2020

“It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the WHO has chosen India for establishing its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. Now work will be done in this direction from India,” Modi said.

“I would like to thank the WHO and particularly its Director General Tedros for giving this responsibility to India. I am confident that just like India has emerged as the pharmacy of the world, in the same manner this centre for traditional medicine will become the centre for global wellness,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India; PM Modi calls it ‘matter of pride’- The New Indian Express

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NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, the WHO institution will become the centre for global wellness.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Prime Minister Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar (Gujarat) and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur (Rajasthan) are both premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country.

The Jamnagar institute has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an act of Parliament and the one at Jaipur has been designated an Institution Deemed to be University (De novo Category) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to the AYUSH ministry.

In his video message, Ghebreyesus said, “I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine.

” “This new centre will support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which aims to support countries in developing policies and action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,” he said.

Traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda can play an important role in integrated people-centric health services and healthcare, but they have not received enough attention, the WHO DG said.

Ghebreyesus also lauded Prime Minister Modi for his commitment to the universal coverage under Ayushman Bharat and evidence-based promotion of traditional medicines to achieve health related objectives.

Modi said Ayurveda is India’s heritage whose expansion entails the welfare of humanity and all Indians will be happy to see that the country’s traditional knowledge is enriching other countries.

“It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the WHO has chosen India for establishing its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine.

Now work will be done in this direction from India,” Modi said.

“I would like to thank the WHO and particularly its Director General Tedros for giving this responsibility to India.

I am confident that just like India has emerged as the pharmacy of the world, in the same manner this centre for traditional medicine will become the centre for global wellness,” he said.

Stressing on bringing ayurveda knowledge out of books, scriptures and home remedies and developing this ancient knowledge as per modern needs, Modi said new research is being done in the country by combining information received from modern science of the 21st century with India’s ancient medical knowledge.

Noting that three years ago, the All India Ayurvedic Institute was established here, he said

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WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India, PM says matter of pride

New Delhi, Nov 13 (PTI) The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, the WHO institution will become the centre for global wellness.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Prime Minister Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar to the nation via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar (Gujarat) and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur (Rajasthan) are both premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country.

The Jamnagar institute has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an act of Parliament and the one at Jaipur has been designated an Institution Deemed to be University (De novo Category) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to the AYUSH ministry.

In his video message, Ghebreyesus said, ‘I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO Global Centre of Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine.’ ‘This new centre will support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which aims to support countries in developing policies and action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,’ he said.

Traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda can play an important role in integrated people-centric health services and healthcare, but they have not received enough attention, the WHO DG said.

Ghebreyesus also lauded Prime Minister Modi for his commitment to the universal coverage under Ayushman Bharat and evidence-based promotion of traditional medicines to achieve health related objectives.

Modi said Ayurveda is India’s heritage whose expansion entails the welfare of humanity and all Indians will be happy to see that the country’s traditional knowledge is enriching other countries.

‘It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the WHO has chosen India for establishing its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. Now work will be done in this direction from India,’ Modi said.

‘I would like to thank the WHO and particularly its Director General Tedros for giving this responsibility to India. I am confident that just like India has emerged as the pharmacy of the world, in the same manner this centre for traditional medicine will become the centre for global wellness,’ he said.

Stressing on bringing ayurveda knowledge out of books, scriptures and home remedies and developing this ancient knowledge as per modern needs, Modi said new research is being done in the country by combining information received from modern science of the 21st century with India’s ancient medical knowledge.

Noting that three years ago, the All India Ayurvedic Institute was established here,

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WHO to set up centre for traditional medicine in India

The World Health Organisation announced on Friday that it will set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing confidence that just like the country has emerged as the ‘pharmacy of the world’, the WHO institution will become the centre for global wellness.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement in a video message at an event in which Prime Minister Modi inaugurated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions in Jaipur and Jamnagar via video conferencing on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar (Gujarat) and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur (Rajasthan) are both premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country.

The Jamnagar institute has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an act of Parliament and the one at Jaipur has been designated an Institution Deemed to be University (De novo Category) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), according to the AYUSH ministry.

“I am pleased to announce that we have agreed to open a WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India to strengthen the evidence, research, training and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine,” Ghebreyesus said.

“This new centre will support WHO’s efforts to implement the WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 which aims to support countries in developing policies and action plans to strengthen the role of traditional medicine as part of their journey to universal health coverage and a healthier, fairer and safer world,” he said.

Modi said Ayurveda is India’s heritage whose expansion entails the welfare of humanity and all Indians will be happy to see that the country’s traditional knowledge is making other countries prosperous.

“It is a matter of pride for all Indians that the WHO has chosen India for establishing its Global Centre for Traditional Medicine. Now work will be done in this direction from India,” Modi said.

“I would like to thank the WHO and particularly its Director General Tedros for giving this responsibility to India. I am confident that just like India has emerged as the pharmacy of the world, in the same manner this centre for traditional medicine will become the centre for global wellness,” he said.

The Ministry of AYUSH, since 2016, has been observing” Ayurveda Day” every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras).

Considering the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the 5th Ayurveda Day, 2020 is being observed largely on virtual platforms at national and international levels.

 

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WHO to set up Global Centre on Traditional Medicine in India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the video conference on Friday. [Photo/ANI]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the video conference on Friday. [Photo/ANI]

New Delhi [India], November 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the World Health Organisation is establishing the WHO Global Centre on Traditional Medicine in India.

Prime Minister Modi was speaking after inaugurating the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar (Gujarat) and National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Rajasthan), via video conferencing.

“World Health Organisation is establishing the WHO Global Centre on Traditional Medicine in India, to strengthen the research on traditional medicines,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister also said that this time Ayurveda Diwas is special for Gujarat and Rajasthan and also for youth.

“In Jamnagar today, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar gets national importance. While in Jaipur, National Institute of Ayurveda, is dedicated as a Deemed University,” PM Modi said.

The institutes inaugurated today are premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country. The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an Act of the Parliament, and the National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur that of an Institution Deemed to be University by the University Grants Commission, said an official statement.

Speaking on Ayurveda, the Prime Minister said that it is a legacy of India.

“Ayurveda is a legacy of India whose expansion leads to the welfare of humanity. Every Indian will be happy that our ancient knowledge is also making other countries prosper. Ayurveda is included in Brazil’s national policy,” he said.

Speaking regarding the WHO Global Centre on Traditional Medicine that will be established in India, PM Modi said, “I have confidence the way India has come up as pharmacy of the world in the same way, this centre of traditional medicine will emerge as a centre of global wellness. This centre will take into great heights the development of medicines and research related to it.”

Since 2016, the Ministry of AYUSH has been observing Ayurveda Day every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). (ANI)

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Dhaka diagnostic centre employee fined 10L over expired medicine, surgery without doctor

Officials of Rapid Action Battalion seen conducting a raid at Crescent Diagnostic and Consultation Center in the capital’s Uttara area on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The raid was conducted on Wednesday night

A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has fined the laboratory in-charge of Crescent Diagnostic and Consultation Center in Dhaka’s Uttara Tk10 lakh over different violations.

The violations include keeping expired medicines and having surgeries performed without a doctor, according to the elite force.

The raid on Wednesday night was led by Executive Magistrate Palash Kumar Basu. It was ongoing until 11pm.

Over the past few months, mobile courts had raided multiple diagnostic centres in Dhaka and elsewhere and handed out punishments and fines over various violations.

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