Besides, many other unknown, unnamed contributors from divine cosmic era to modern era, the contributions of the Great men (scientist, social works, politicians, educationists, academicians) worth to be mention. Many organizations like World Health Organization (WHO) have defined the Integrated Medicine in most appropriate scientific manner. The contribution of Indian Foundation for Development of Integrated Medicine (IFDIM) and World Association of Integrated Medicine (WAIM) has moved in accordance to the definition of WHO. The landmarks laid down by the great men of the Nation are.
- When the universe started, how long continue and when it will finish? It is mystery of GOD.
- The divine transplant surgery performed by Lord Shiva on Ganesha is well known example of Hindu Culture.
- In 1822, with the initiation of practice of modern medicine, the traditional physicians (Vaidyas) started the dissection of body in various medical institutions in India. Though, there had been the history of dissection by Sushruta in the past.
- Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation who believed in Nature Cure supported the integration and suggested integration of natural system of healing during Indian National Congress Convention at Nagpur in 1920.
- In 1936, Dr. Vidhan Chandra Roy, the renowned Physician and Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal emphasized for integration of traditional system with modern system.
- Pt. Mahamana Madan Mohan Malviya, the founder of Banaras Hindu University had an idea of integrated medicine and was started also with Ayurvedic and modern medicine but due to official problems; the integration could not take place.
- After independence, in 1949, Chopra Committee recommended integration where the panel propagated training of modern medical subjects in Indian System of Medicine (ISM) colleges and vice versa. The government overlooked the proposal and preferred to imbibe the western modern system.
- World Health Organization (WHO) grouped the practitioners in to four groups as Monopolistic, Tolerant, Parallel and Integrated after inclusion of traditional medicine in their programme to achieve the goal of “Health for all by 2000 AD.
- World Health Organization (WHO) defined integrated medicine as to merge of modern and traditional system in medical education and practice under as umbrella.
- Madras Registration of practitioners of integrated medicine Act No. XXVII of 1956 came into existence for registration of graduates of integrated medicine.
- In 1956, Dr. K. N. Udupa Committee was set up by the Government of India which the committee upheld the earlier recommendations for development of integrated medicine.
- In 1983, the Government formulated National Health Policy to achieve the goal of Health for all by 2000 AD where Government desired to promote the integration and well considered steps were thought to achieve the optimal result as need of the time.
- Dr. Karan Singh, Former Union Minister of Health stressed on the need of combining the indigenous and modern medicine to achieve the optimal as need of the time.
Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and his team believes in integration rather than isolation. I have submitted the project of Integrated Medicine to Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India on March 12, 2018. The copy of the project has also been send to HE Ram Nath Kobind, President of India; Hon’ble, Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh; Hon’ble Shri J. P. Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare: Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology: Hon’ble Shri Shripad Yasho Naik, State Minister for AYUSH, Honble (Mrs) Anupriya Patel, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare; and Hon’ble Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, MP, President Bhartiy Janta Party, Uttar Pradesh for facilitating its implemented in India. This model is the first model of its kind in the entire world. World Association of Integrated Medicine is not against any system of treatment and healing. We are flexible to accept the best possible and implementable aspects of modern and traditional medicine and healing in its teaching, training, treatment and national implementation for the benefit of mass community of India.