18 April 2023 | News
Ministry of Ayush leading a topic group on traditional medicine as part of Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health
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The second day of 2nd Health Working Group meeting under G20 India Presidency saw an important brainstorming session on citizen centric health delivery ecosystem for universal health coverage leveraging digital health and innovation, on 18th April 2023.
Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush in his inaugural address in the side event emphasised on an integrative holistic healthcare model of service delivery through comprehensive IT backbone for Traditional Medicine “Ayush Grid” and by ensuring the benchmarking of artificial intelligence (AI) in Traditional Medicine with the guidance and support of UN bodies.
Vaidya Kotecha further said that there is need to advocate the use of digital tools for not only the efficiency and outcome of healthcare system but also to maintain the medical records, exchange information and extrapolate the effectiveness of various modalities of healthcare including; but not limited to pharmaco-therapeutic interventions, traditional medicine based approaches and other innovations. He said that the upcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) - Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India has one of the mandates to work on data analytics and technology in Traditional medicine.