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Minority affairs ministry supports promotion and upgradation of Unani medicine facilities in India

Our Bureau, New Delhi
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

The Union ministry of minority affairs (MoMA) has supported the Central Council of Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) Bengaluru, under the Ministry of Ayush, for the promotion and upgradation of Unani medicine facilities in India.

The Ministry has approved a grant of Rs. 45.34 crore under Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS), to support the upgradation of Unani medicine facilities at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru.

It has sanctioned a total amount of Rs. 35.52 crore to CCRUM and Rs. 9.81 crore to NIUM. The grant has been approved for establishing various facilities of Unani medicine at Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar and Bengaluru locations.

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. The Ministry has proposed a 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 (regimental therapy) for musculoskeletal disorders at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Lucknow, and Rs. 2.75 crores for a centre of Ilaj bit Tadbeer (regimental 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 MoMA in its meeting held on March 2, 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 finalized. PMJVK is an area development programme under which community infrastructure and basic amenities are being created in the identified areas.

 




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