"In the emerging world of lifestyle-related disorders and chronic diseases, the standalone modern medicine may not be sufficient to cater to the demands of the ailing society. At such a crucial juncture, there is a need to create such treatment facilities with integrative approach where patients can choose their preferred system of medicine under one roof", stressed Sripad Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge). He was inaugurating the Amrita Institute for Integrated Medicine and Research Center under Amrita University at Kochi, on Saturday 10th January, 2015.