Sripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) inaugurated Amrita Institute of Integrated Medicine and Research Center under Amrita University, at the AIMS campus here, on January 10. He stressed the need to collect scientific evidence of the ancient healthcare system and to validate it so that it could gain global acceptance. Dr. Prem Nair, Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Dr. Vanita Muralikumar, CCIM President and Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dean, Research at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, also spoke.