Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge)
and Health and Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso
Naik inaugurated the Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central
Research Institute for Homeopathy in Noida. The
institute has been set up for overall promotion
and development of Homeopathic System of Medicine
and carrying out advanced research on scientific
lines in homeopathy. Speaking on the occasion,
Shri Shripad Naik said that the alternative systems
of medicine like homeopathy have now come into
focus and the government is making all efforts
to provide high quality AYUSH facilities available
to the people. This Institute has facilities of
a high order including facilities for all types
of investigations, X-Ray, Ultrasound, blood tests,
ophthalmology, ENT, physiotherapy, etc, the Minister
lauded. It is commendable that the Institute has
a 50 bedded IPD and caters to need to nearly 600
OPD patients per day, he said.
AYUSH Ministry has tried to take forward the Swachh
Bharat Abhiyan by initiating a Swasthya Raksha
Programme to protect and promote health for preventing,
identifying and treating the diseases related
to poor hygiene and sanitation, the Minister disclosed.
This institute has also adopted 5 villages and
thousands of people have already benefited under
the program. To promote this institute as one
of the premier research institutions of Homeopathy,
two state of the art laboratories are being established
for undertaking basic research in Homeopathy.
With this, the Institute will become an asset
for the entire Northern Region of the country
in providing health care services to the people
and advanced research, the Minister added.
Speaking on the occasion, Joint Secretary, Ministry
of AYUSH, Shri. A. K. Ganeriwala said that the
popularity of Homeopathy system of medicine is
increasing very rapidly. There are 190 medical
colleges of Homeopathy and thousands of students
are passing out every year from these colleges.
At present, there are 2.5 lakh registered practitioners
of Homeopathy in the country, Mr. Ganeriwala added.
The President, CCH, Dr. Ramjee Singh said that
Dr. Rastogi was an outstanding name in the field
of homeopathy and it’s a matter of proud
that the Institute is named after him, he said.
Dr. R. K. Manchanda, Director General, CCRH said
that the state of art laboratories to be set up
will take the Homeopathy system of treatment in
India to new heights.
Shripad Naik released two publications prepared
by the Council of Homeopathy a Booklet on “Guidelines
for Homeopathic Practitioner for clinical management
of Dengue fever” and a Booklet on “Dant
nikalne ke dauraan homeopathy ke saath swashyavardhan
for ASHAs and Anganwadi Workers ‘Homoeopathy
for Healthy Child Programme: Ministry of AYUSH’.
He also released IEC Material including a poster
and a pamphlet on “Swasthya Rakshan Karyakram”
of Ministry of AYUSH. The AYUSH Minister planted
a sapling in the premises of Institute. Mrs. Vimla
Batham, MLA, Noida; Padamshree Dr. V. K. Gupta,
Dr. N. Radha, Advisor(H), Ministry of AYUSH; experts
from the field of Homoeopathy; Doctors of the
Institute and official of the Ministry of AYUSH
were present on the occasion.