New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar district of Uttrakhand on May 03, 2017. He also briefly visited the Drug Discovery and Research Laboratory at the Institute, accompanied by the founders, Swami Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna.
The Patanjali Research Institute and Herbal Park has been built at a cost of Rs 200 crores and it has taken two years to build the same. The park hosts the research laboratories where herbs will be researched to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines in a very scientific manner. The institute has the state-of-the-art machines to conduct the research work.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed confidence that India will not ignore or forget the heritage that Indians have been historically proud of. He added that the innovative spirit of our ancestors must be kept alive. He also released the first volume of the World Herbal Encyclopedia.
The Prime Minister mentioned that the new health policy covers various aspects of overall health and wellness. He said that cleanliness, or Swachhta, is one of the most important aspects of preventive healthcare. He said that even when there was the BJP government led by Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the past, a health policy was released and added, “After so many years when our government was formed, then again we have brought a health policy for the country. Holistic healthcare has brought a view. And now the world just wants to be healthy, it is not that disease does not want to be stuck there; Now people should have good health, and therefore the solutions will also have to give holistic.”
PM Modi stressed on the fact that the herbal medicine is a huge market in the world but the amount of strength that India should show in the amount of this herbal medicine in the world, is far lesser and more requires to be done in that direction.
While the state of Uttarakhand is known for its herbs, Baba Ramdev has also planted variety of herbs in his herbal park. The same will be used to prepare medicines which will be tested first in the laboratory and after that different animal models. Post the positive response, there will be human trials.
The Patanjali Research Institute intends to prepare natural ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of dangerous and deadly diseases like cancer. It says that the treatment of cancer through Ayurveda would be cheaper than the other alternatives.
There are eight world labels in this institute. These can be done simultaneously to treat various diseases. There is also a plan to expand their future as needed. Animal house has also been constructed separately in the institute for the animals being used for research.