25 May 2023 | News
Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Minority Affairs join hands for the development Unani Medicine System
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Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, have jointly taken a significant step to promote and develop Unani system of medicine in India. Ministry of Minority Affairs has approved a grant of Rs 45.34 crore under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS). With support of this scheme, Unani Medicine facilities will be upgraded at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru locations.
Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) has been sanctioned a total amount of Rs 35.52 crore and National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru has been sanctioned Rs 9.81 crore.
A centre for fundamental research in Unani Medicine at National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders, Hyderabad will be established at a cost of Rs 16.05 crore. Ministry has proposed cost of Rs 8.15 crore for a preclinical laboratory facility at Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Chennai, Rs 8.55 crore for a centre of Ilaj bit Tadbeer (regimenal therapy) for musculoskeletal disorders at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow, and Rs 2.75 crore for a centre of Ilaj bit Tadbeer (regimenal therapy) for skin and lifestyle disorders at Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Silchar.
NIUM, Bengaluru will get Rs 5.55 crore for establishing a Vishram Girah for patients’ attendants and Rs 4.26 crore for a skill centre of model Unani cosmetic care, a small-scale Unani pharmacy and Unani crude drug storage.
The proposals were considered by the Empowered Committee of the Ministry of Minority Affairs in its meeting held on March 02, 2023 and Rs 4.86 crore has already been released to the CCRUM as the first instalment (25%) of total sanctioned cost of its three projects at Chennai, Lucknow and Silchar.
The grant of CCRUM project for Hyderabad and the projects of NIUM, Bengaluru would be released once their detailed project reports are approved and other technicalities finalised.