Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, laid the foundation stone for the construction of Research Institute of Homoeopathy and Unani under the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) and Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) respectively at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra. These organisations are apex bodies for research under the Ministry of AYUSH. This Institute will be a premier institute in the state of Maharashtra engaged in research activities in Homoeopathy and Unani medicine.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that high quality research in Homoeopathy and Unani medicine is essential for the growth, further development and their scientific usage in health care systems. He emphasised that the Ministry of AYUSH is committed for the strengthening of all existing research institutes. This upcoming institute is a significant step of the Government for inculcating research aptitude in students of various colleges already functional in Maharashtra.
The Minister assured full cooperation of the Central government in the development of AYUSH systems in Maharashtra. He emphasised that Government of Maharashtra should utilize provisions of centrally sponsored schemes and establish Homoeopathic and Unani colleges in the Government sector. There is need to give employment to Homoeopathic and Unani doctors at primary health care, the Minister added.
These regional institutes of Homoeopathy and Unani Medicine will be completed within 18 months. When these institutes will be fully operational, there shall be provision of world class Homoeopathy and Unani treatment, apart from undertaking research in incurable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer, chronic skin diseases like psoriasis, vitiligo etc. These institutes shall have state of the art laboratories and investigation facilities where patients can be given treatment with modern outlook.