Would be a shift in attention to promote and integrate naturopathy with modern medicine: KR Raghunath
KR Raghunath, Senior Chairman, Jindal Naturecure Institute
Over the past several months, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, there has been a shift in global attention to better healthcare practices. People have realised the need for ‘being healthy’ and have started to look at different aspects of their health, which they can improve.
According to the World Health Organisation estimates, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will lead to 55 million loss of lives by 2030. With high costs of treatment, along with long waiting lists, and with a limited budget causing strain on society, a preventative system for NCDs may play a more prominent role in addressing the shortcomings over the coming years.
It is expected that there would be a shift in attention to promote and integrate naturopathy with modern medicine. With increased public awareness about the alternative system of medicine, there is a rising demand in the market for alternate sources of healing. Several new start-ups are also expected to come up with holistic treatments and preventive offerings to tap this expanding market.
The growing demand for a better solution serves as a perfect catalyst for the alternative medicine industry to undergo an unparalleled boom. However, there is still a dire need for regulatory and legal reforms before it can turn into reality in the due process of integration of the alternative system of medicine with modern medicine in an effort to make the best of healthcare delivery systems.