Union Minister Kishan Reddy has written to Chief Minister KCR that the Union Ministry of AYUSH has decided to open a Global Center of Traditional Medicine in Hyderabad. The letter said setting up the center in Hyderabad would benefit the city and the state.
The Minister asked the state government to identify the 50 acres of land required to resolve the pending issues related to land identification and to set up the Global Center as soon as possible. World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to establish the Global Center of Traditional Medicine after a proposal from PMO.
Hyderabad has been selected to set up the center. The state government has been focusing on acquiring the required 40 to 50 acres of land. This proposal has been made in November 2020 and is pending since then. The center will strengthen the evidence, research, training, and awareness of traditional and complementary medicine, WHO claims.