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National Conference on Unani Medicine Concludes

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New Delhi : The two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine organised by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) as a part of 3rd Unani Day Celebration in New Delhi concluded on February 12, 2019, with the note that integration and synergy of all medical systems is the need of the hour to address the health challenges. The conference elaborated the contributions and potentials of Unani Medicine in public health and highlighted that it provides effective treatment for many diseases that are not effectively treated in other medical systems.

Addressing the valedictory session, Pramod Kumar Pathak, Additional Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, appreciated the CCRUM for organising such a successful conference and congratulated the recipients of AYUSH Awards for Unani Medicine.

In his address, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, emphasised the need for modernisation of Unani Medicine and other traditional systems of medicine keeping their principles and basics intact.

The conference was inaugurated on February 11, 2019, by Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, in the presence of  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Dr  Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH, Government of India, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH, Dr. Mohd Tahir, Advisor (Unani), Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and Prof. Asim Ali Khan, Director General, CCRUM.

The conference witnessed exchange of MoU for scientific collaboration in Unani Medicine between CCRUM and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, according to a PIB release.

On this occasion, AYUSH Awards for Unani Medicine were conferred on Dr Arshiya Sultana, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bangalore, Dr Noman Anwar, CCRUM, Dr Jamal Akhtar, CCRUM, Dr Nasreen Jahan, NIUM, Bangalore, Prof Tanzeel Ahmad, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, Prof Mohd Aslam, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, Prof Khalid Zaman Khan, AMU, Aligarh, Prof Naeem Ahmad Khan, AMU, Aligarh, and Prof M A Jafri, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. The awards comprised a citation, a shawl and a cash award ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,00,000 each.

 

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