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Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Silchar

Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art complex of Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) in Silchar.

Sarbananda Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Nov 2022 8:36 AM GMT


SILCHAR: Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art complex of Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) in Silchar. The newly-opened institute is the first such centre in the Northeast on Unani medicine — a traditional medicinal practice among the Ayush systems. The new complex, developed by the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC), is spread over an area of 3.5 acres and has been built with an investment of Rs 48 crore. It was handed over to the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Ayush,

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, "Ayush system of medicine has reinvigorated its acceptability among people once again after the proven results has benefitted lakhs of people during the pandemic. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, there is a sincere effort to build a robust medical infrastructure that is modern, equipped and one that enables patients to heal and enhance their quality of life. The effectiveness of Ayush system of medicine in enhancing the quality of life of people is a proven fact and, which is why, we are working on a medical system, as envisioned by our dynamic PM Modi ji, where the best of contemporary medicine can be supplemented with the traditional medicinal practices of Ayush."

The newly-built complex of RRIUM, which will be under CCRUM, the apex government organization for research in Unani Medicine, will be providing a wide range of patient care services along with conducting scientific research on different aspects, fundamental and applied, of Unani medicine, and on diseases which are more prevalent in the Northeast, especially in Assam. The Centre is also equipped to screen patients with Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like cardiac, pulmonary, stroke, cancer and diabetes. With a special focus on children, the centre will also provide health check-ups for school children and provide effective treatment to those found to be in distress. The Centre also aims to assess Temperament (Mizaj) of patients with different ailments.

The state-of-art complex of RRIUM is equipped with specialized OPD clinics in General, Research, Ilaj-bitTadbeer (Regimenal), Specialized Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer (Regimenal) therapies, Mother & Child Health (MCH) and Geriatrics. The RRIUM will also be conducting School Health Programme, Clinical Mobile Research Programme, health camps and fairs to provide treatment to as many as possible. This modern facility is also equipped with a modern Pathology Laboratory, Bio-Chemistry Laboratory, Radiology Unit and Quality Control Laboratory. A herbal garden with medicinal plant as well as potential survey are also planned to be developed in the near future.

Sarbananda Sonowal further said, "Unani is one of the most celebrated traditional medicine, not only in India but in other countries as well. It is a matter of great pride that this state-of-the-art institute on Unani medicine is now functional from Silchar to help people avail effective treatment and regain quality of life. The core belief of the Unani medicine works on the principle that humans body has its own self-healing power which needs to be boosted. The major benefit of this medicine is that it addresses the prevention and treatment of diseases by using herbal remedies. This wonderful practice - which is one of the most popular in India - must be harnessed rationally and I believe this new complex of Unani will be able to extend its commitment to building a robust healthcare system - a vision of our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

The event was also attended by the Minister of Transport, Fisheries & Excise, Government of Assam, Parimal Shuklabaidya; the MP of Silchar, Dr Rajdeep Roy; the MP of Karimganj, and other dignitaries.

Regional Research Centre (Unani), Silchar was established by the Council at SM Dev Civil Hospital, Silchar, Cachar (Assam) in June 2006 with a view to provide the Unani treatment to the patients visiting the OPD. Since then, the Centre is conducting Research OPD, RCH OPD and NCD Clinic, etc. and a large number of patients have been benefitted for different ailments from Unani treatment.

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