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Ayurveda the Answer to Healthcare Challenges?

BANGALORE, INDIA, March 17, 2011: Taking healthcare to the masses will be India’s biggest challenge in the next two decades, and the ancient medicinal system of ayurveda is the only reliable way of doing so, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the PM, said. ‘We can’t adopt the western model to deliver that to the masses,’ he said at the inauguration of the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM) on Thursday.

Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata inaugurated the 100-bed healthcare center that aims to integrate traditional medicine with modern health science. The center is wholly supported by Tata Trusts (Mumbai), the group’s philanthropic arm.

Pitroda, who is also the co-founder and chairman of the Center’s precursor Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions, said the integration of modern medicine and traditional health sciences was the best way to deal with challenges that lie ahead.

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