On June 17, Pillai, CEO of Vadyashala, Burjeel Day Surgery Center in Abu Dhabi, received a golden visa for medical professionals and doctors.
“I sincerely thank the rulers and policy makers of the UAE for their Ayurveda And Ayurvedic practitioners,” Pillay said.
“I am very grateful for their vision of integrating Ayurveda into the well-being of UAE residents, while taking strong measures to ensure the quality delivery of Ayurvedic practices,” he added.
Pillai, who belongs to Kollam, Kerala, came to Dubai in 2001.
“After I completed my doctorate in Ayurveda medicine, I got a platform at Kempinski Hotel in 2001 to integrate Ayurveda therapy into their health and spa. However, I later realized Ayurveda It is not a recognized medical system in the UAE, although there is a great demand for it.
Pillai said: “Ayurveda was recognized as a (alternative) medical treatment in the UAE in 2002, and is part of the Department of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Health.”
As a resident of Al Mamzar in Dubai, Dr. Jasna Jamal was granted a golden visa on June 24.
“By God’s grace, I obtained the Golden Visa. I am very happy…I sincerely thank the leaders of the UAE for this excellent opportunity,” she said.
Jasna is from Thrissur in Kerala.
She moved to the UAE shortly after marrying an architect in Dubai 12 years ago.
She thanked the authorities for attaching importance to the practice of Ayurveda.