Banglore- India is working towards integrating Ayurveda into mainstream health care. Specialty Ayurveda clinics and hospitals are need of the hour to provide strong health care support. Bangalore has number of government and private super specialty hospitals serving the public. Management of metabolic disorders, geriatric care, health promotion can be managed well by Ayurveda said Mr Shripad Yesso Naik, The Minister of State for AYUSH.

After inaugurating the newly constructed Hospital, Administrative and Research blocks of Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Metabolic Disorder (RARIMD) at Bengaluru the minister , addressing the gathering , said that , India stands second in the world in the number of diabetics. Globally, one among every 11 humans is diabetic which is definitely alarming. These problems are diagnosed in youth of today which worsens as they grow older. In the next 2 decades, it can be noted that elderly population in India will be at its highest and thus increasing the need for health support exponentially. Geriatric care becomes a great challenge in India also vowing to its high population. In this context, exploring the potential of these traditional medical sciences is the need of the hour the minister added.

The minister further said that providing healthcare to its citizens in 21st century has become a daunting task for all Nations. In addition to dealing with old and established diseases, we are now confronted with a very complex set of diseases due to changing life styles and environmental factors. Despite our achievements in the field of health such as a raise in life expectancy and elimination of small pox, plague and so on, the fact is that the health scenario in India continues to face numerous challenges. Ayurveda can provide effective answers to these questions the minister added.

Addressing about the achievements of RARIMD the minister said that the institute has premier research facilities in AYUSH sector. It focuses on research in the management of metabolic disorders. Our country is home to substantial traditional medicinal heritage, and now has a special status among the different countries in terms of indigenous system of medicine and traditional health care practices the minister said.