Hyderabad is one of the major centers functioning under Central Council for Research Over the past four decades in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) – an autonomous organization of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
Reassuring its commitment towards lifting the current market position of Unani and other traditional medicines, the Minister of State for AYUSH and Health & Family Welfare, Shripad Yesso Naik has said that the Government is fully committed to the all-round development of Indian systems of medicine.
Naik admitted it while laying foundation stone of New Hospital block, inauguration of Upgraded Biomedical Laboratory and Guest House at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, in Hyderabad recently, says PIB report.
Significantly, Hyderabad is one of the major centers functioning under Central Council for Research Over the past four decades in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) – an autonomous organization of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.
While addressing the gathering, the AYUSH Minister said that the Unani Medicine is recognized in our National Health Policy as one of the Indian Systems of Medicine and finds an important place in the country’s healthcare delivery organization.
India is the world leader in Unani Medicine having a wide and very well organized and functional network of educational, healthcare, research and pharmaceutical institutions, he stated further.
Commenting over the CCRUM, the minister shared, during the past 36 years, the Council has achieved some important landmarks in its various research programmes, and has emerged as the leading research institution in the field of Unani Medicine.
The CCRUM has entered into collaboration with some leading scientific institutions, like Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), Delhi, and Deccan Medical College (DMC), Hyderabad.
Reportedly, Naik also noted that the Government is very actively promoting the development and promotion of the Traditional Systems of Medicine like Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. One of the important initiatives in this direction has been to mainstream AYUSH systems of medicine in the healthcare under the National Health Mission (NHM).
Later, he also applauded the involvement of the practitioners of various AYUSH systems of medicine including Unani medicine, to promote these systems nationally, and to provide essential healthcare to the people.