Kerala Ayurveda 


WHO-Arya Vaidya Sala tie-up mooted

The Hindu, MALAPPURAM, April 22, 2015

Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala may soon become a centre of collaboration for the World Health Organisation. WHO South-East Asia Regional Director Poonam Khetrapal Singh has offered to work towards designating Arya Vaidya Sala as a WHO collaborating centre with the objective of taking Ayurveda to further heights of glory.

Addressing a lecture on ‘WHO and traditional systems of medicine’ at the Arya Vaidya Sala’s Centre for Medicinal Plants Research at Kottakkal on Tuesday, Dr. Singh said she would explore the possibility of exchange programmes between South-East Asian countries and Arya Vaidya Sala.

“We will plan a regional meeting of the WHO where we can showcase Kottakkal with all its glory,” she said. According to her, the meeting can be hosted either at Kottakkal or at any other convenient place. She said a global meeting to discuss traditional medicines can be held.

Dr.. Singh exhorted the Arya Vaidya Sala to help develop benchmark standards for Panchakarma treatment at the global level. “The AVS (Arya Vaidya Sala) is a pioneer and has the expertise to undertake this,” she said.

She said the WHO had a clear view on the complementary nature of various systems of medicine.

“The two systems of traditional and Western medicine need not clash. Within the context of primary health care, they can blend together in beneficial harmony, using the best features of each system, and compensating for certain weaknesses of each,” she said.

The lecture was held as part of the celebrations of the 70th year of Aryavaidyan P.K. Warrier’s trusteeship at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala.

Presiding over the function, Kerala University of Health Sciences Vice Chancellor M.K.C. Nair called upon Ayurveda doctors and practitioners to make the best of the diagnostic technology available today.

“Technology does not belong to allopathy. It’s a contribution of science. It should be taught at all levels,” Dr. Nair said.

Arya Vaidya Sala general manager K.S. Money welcomed the gathering. Arya Vaidya Sala additional chief physician and chief superintendent P.M. Varier proposed the vote of thanks.Type your paragraph here.