Promote traditional health sciences: knowledge panel
liveMint.com [Wall Street Journal India] – 25 February 2008

MUMBAI, INDIA: Trying to boost India’s Ayurveda, yoga and other traditional health-care systems, the National Knowledge Commission on traditional medicine has recommended establishment of a 10-year national mission on traditional health sciences of India and an initial investment of Rs1,000 crore. The mission’s initial programme would include creating four important academic and research institutions for Indian systems of medicines and would mainly focus on creating teaching and research institutes for traditional health sciences along the lines of the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Technology, setting up a comprehensive informatics programme, digitizing India’s medicinal manuscripts and supporting a major science initiative on Ayurveda, among others. Read the article…

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