Modi lays foundation stone for WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar

In a joint venture with the World Health Organization (WHO), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar.

The GCTM will be the first and only global outpost centre for traditional medicine across the world and will emerge as an international hub of global wellness. In his address, Prime Minister Modi said that this is a tribute to both India’s contribution and potential in the field of traditional medicine as WHO has entered into a new partnership with India in the form of this centre of traditional medicine.

During the launch, PM Modi also shed light on India’s traditional medicine system, the importance of Yoga, and released five goals for the Global Centre.

The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.