Unani Medicine System
The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare, Mr Shripad Yesso Naik said that the Government is fully committed to the all-round development of Unani Medicine as well as other Indian systems of medicine. The Minister said this while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of New Hospital block, inauguration of Upgraded Biomedical Laboratory and Guest House at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine at Hyderabad in September. Also present on the occasion were Mr Charlakola Laxma Reddy, Health and Medical Minister, Government of Telangana; Mr Maganti Gopinath, MLA, Government of Telangana and officials of CCRUM.
The 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. Mr Naik further said that CRIUM, 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. The Minister said that 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.