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May 2016|Volume 13|Issue 5
May 2016|Vol 13|Issue 5

International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day

          NEWDELHI.APR.9: The International Convention on World Homoeopathy Day was organized by Central council for Research in homoeopathy and an international organization Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) to commemorate the 261st birth anniversary of the founder of Homoeopathy. The theme of the convention is ‘Integrating Homoeopathy in Healthcare’. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH inaugurated the event at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. In his inaugural address, he expressed regret over the fact that the potential of Homoeopathy remains largely unexplored and, therefore, underutilized in public health. This, despite the fact that Homoeopathy is practiced in more than 80 countries of the world and is known to be effective in various communicable and non-communicable diseases, chronic diseases and diseases of children and mothers, he added. The scope of prevention of various epidemic diseases through Homoeopathy is also huge, but not yet tapped, he added. He said that India had an extensive meetings and deliberations on AYUSH with a number of countries at the International level.
          Shri Naik said that AYUSH information cells have been set up at the Indian embassies and consulates in Beijing, Stockholm, Latvia, Dubai and Croatia. The AYUSH Chairs are established in the foreign universities, in consultation with Indian Missions to promote academic and collaborative research activities on AYUSH Systems abroad, he added. Shri Naik also released a commorative stamp and a souvenir on this occasion. The Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH Shri Ajit M. Sharan said that the Govt of India is putting in all efforts to develop centers of excellence in Homoeopathy.

          The convention deliberated upon various significant issues in Homoeopathy like ‘Homoeopathy on Cancer’, ‘Homoeopathy on Mental Health’, ‘Homoeopathy on Epidemics’, ‘Homoeopathy on Public Health, Clinical Research studies, Drug Validation and Drug Development’ etc. Among the invited guests are Mohd. Nasim, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Bangladesh, Mr. Mushtaq Alam, Minister of State for Health, Govt. of Nepal, Mrs. Fozia Manzoor, Counsellor of High Commission, Pakistan and Mr. Anura Jayawickrama, Health Secretary, Sri Lanka. Scientists and homoeopathy doctors from 23 countries including Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Italy, Netherlands, U.K., Austria, Armenia, Canada, Israel, Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, France, UAE, Cuba, Nepal, Turkey, Argentina, Slovenia, Pakistan, Ghana and Kenya participated in this convention.