NEW DELHI, MAY 25, 2023
The Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Minority Affairs have jointly taken a significant step to promote and develop Unani system of medicine in India. Ministry of Minorities Affairs has approved a grant of Rs. 45.34 crore under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS), for this purpose.
With support of this scheme, Unani Medicine facilities will be upgraded at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru locations.
The grant has been approved for establishing various facilities of Unani Medicine at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru locations. Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) has been sanctioned 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 grant of CCRUM project for Hyderabad and the projects of NIUM, Bengaluru would be released once their DPRs are approved and other technicalities finalized.
PMJVK is an area development programme under which community infrastructure and basic amenities are being created in the identified areas.
Under the leadership of Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal senior ministry officials were discussing this matter with the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush had further pursued this matter with Union Minister of Minorities Affairs Smriti Zubin Irani. Through the joint efforts of both the Ministries, Ministry of Minorities Affairs for the first time has considered extending financial support for the cause of Unani Medicine.