Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized on the need to use modern medicine as well as traditional medicine to ensure basic health care. He has proposed joint medical research with the Global Center in mutual interest.
The Prime Minister said, “I believe that if traditional medicine is used in conjunction with modern medicine, we can expect better results in ensuring basic health care for all those mentioned in SDG Goal 3.”
The prime minister made the remarks in a video message on Tuesday (April 19th), virtually attending the opening ceremony of the Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM). This is the first time such a Global Center for Traditional Medicine has been inaugurated in Gujarat, India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Director General of the World Health Organization. Tedros Gebreiusus jointly inaugurated the event.
The aim of the center is to combine technology with traditional medicine and create a field of possibilities through evidence-based research.
“They are interested in partnering with the Global Center on important issues such as quality control and curriculum development,” she said. “In our mutual interest, we will consider the issue of joint medical research project positively,” he said.
Sheikh Hasina said, “She is confident that the Global Center for Traditional Medicine will emerge as a global center for evidence-based research and quality for traditional medicine.” “We appreciate the Centre’s strategic focus on sustainability, fairness and innovation,” he said.
The Prime Minister said, ‘Traditional medicine has always been a part of the history and cultural heritage of Bangladesh. Our government has included traditional medicine in the national health policy in 2011. We have officially recognized the potential and contribution of Unani, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic medicine services in achieving the SDG-3 objective.
He said, “In Bangladesh, 63 institutes are conducting four-year diploma courses on traditional medicine and four colleges are offering bachelor’s degrees in this medicine. Apart from providing medical services to outpatients by traditional medicine specialists, most of our district and upazila level government health centers have medicinal plant gardens.
The Prime Minister congratulated the Prime Minister of India and the Director General of the World Health Organization for inaugurating the Global Center for Traditional Medicine.
“The Kovid-19 epidemic highlights the need for traditional treatment to ensure good health and human well-being,” he said.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sheikh Hasina commended the Government of India under the dynamic leadership of Narendra Modi for controlling the Covid-19 epidemic in India and for widespread vaccination. He said, “Bangladesh has also successfully controlled the epidemic and given the first dose of vaccine to 100% of the people of the country. 98% of the people in the country have been given second dose vaccine. The exchange of medicines and medical supplies related to Kovid-19 between Bangladesh and India during the epidemic is considered as a role model of good neighborly behavior and diplomacy. The whole world has seen how the two neighbors in that crisis have helped and worked together. “