Govt to develop Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Srinagar as CoE

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World Health Organisation (WHO) & AYUSH Ministry has published Benchmarks for the Training of Unani

The Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the International Conference on “Diet and Nutrition in Unani Medicine for Good health & well-being” in Srinagar on 10 March. On this occasion, the Minister announced that the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine will be developed as a Centre of Excellence. 

Sonowal said that the importance of balance and nutritious diet is key to a healthy life and prevention as well as treatment of disease. Unani physicians recommend treatment by suitable modifications in diet before treatment with drugs.

He said that in this regard, the Ministry wants to upgrade the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine into an Ayush Center of Excellence in Ilaj bi’l-Tadbir (Regimental Therapy).

The Minister informed the World Health Organization and Ministry of Ayush has published Benchmarks for the Training of Unani Medicine and this document will address the aspects like training requirements for good-quality Unani medicine services.

The inaugural session witnessed release of conference souvenir and eight books published by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), release of two Unani e-books developed by National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage functioning under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) at Hyderabad

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