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Promises regarding Unani will be fulfilled: Ayush minister

New Delhi: Union minister for Ayush, Shripad Yesu Naik assured a delegation of All India Unani Tibbi Congress that different promises made regarding Unani Tibb will be fulfilled, particularly the introduction of MD (Unani) and PhD course will be started in the present session (2016-17) itself in Central Research Institute of Unani Medicines, Hyderabad and Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicines, Srinagar at the earliest. The delegation of AIUTC headed by senior leader Rashid Ahmad Ansari, consisted of Saghir Ahmad Siddiqi, Dr. Sayyad Ahmad Khan and Dr. Abdul Qawi met the minister in his office in Ayush Bhawan on 1 July and presented a memorandum to him. In this memorandum the minister was reminded that on 30 September 2015 when the foundation stone of Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine’s new Hospital was laid, at that time his ministry had announced that MD course would be started in Unani medicine’s two courses. People of Tibbi fraternity were happy at this announcement but so far no practical steps have been taken in this connection, though after this announcement, on the instructions of Ayush ministry’s secretary, the Institute had obtained the permission for affiliation of MD and PhD course to Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

In this connection CCRUM had prepared a detailed Project Report and submitted it to the Ayush ministry, with the request that these courses should be introduced in the new academic year. In addition to this, hon’ble minister’s attention was also drawn to other problems. General Secretary of Tibbi Congress Sayyad Ahmad Khan said that the minister had signed the memorandum then and there and directed his staff to take action on this. AIUTC and Tibbi practitioners hope that education of MD (Unani) and PhD will be started this year (2016-17) itself in central Research Institute of Unani Medicines, Hyderabad and Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicines, Srinagar.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 15

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