BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi ,in Rajya Sabha on Friday called for evolving research in Indian medicine systems of Homeopathy and Ayurveda, saying India can become a world leader by developing alternative technologies and not by following established technology.
Speaking on ‘The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ and ‘The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020’, which were promulgated as ordinances earlier, Sudhanshu Trivedi said there is a need to establish dedicated infrastructure in medical bodies in the country and thus the need for bringing the bills.
Trivedi said during the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has officially called for the use of alternative medicines of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy for boosting immunity and this will prove beneficial in the coming times.
“When we are faced by new challenges in the new age, we would have to go through alternative technology to become world leaders. By following established technology, we can only become followers and not leaders,” the BJP MP said.
Trivedi said in the 21st century, India has taken forward many researches.
“We can become world leaders in new techniques and this government is moving ahead with new dimensions”.
He asked “How can health for all be achieved till we do not develop structured medical practice systems?”
Quoting Rabindranath Tagore, he said, “We could have have been in a different position in the world had we followed what Tagore had said in 1936, established research institutes for Ayurveda and Homoeopathy and possessed some patents.”
Besides, MP Trivedi ,Samajwadi Party member Ram Gopal Yadav,Ram Chandra Prasad Singh of the Janata Dal (United),Tiruchi Siva of(DMK),V Vijaysai Reddy of the YSR Congress Party also debated at Rajya Sabha on the issue of Homoeopathy and Indian System of medicine.
The questions arised ,
What was the government doing for so many years and why did it not do anything and bring a bill in Parliament earlier?
The government should not delay setting up the two councils.
Why there cannot be an independent board for the promotion of traditional medicines?
More over there is no representation of states in the two councils.
They suggested for at least representatives of state governments should be taken into consideration in these bodies.