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Dr.Eswara Das M.D(hom)
      Dr.ESWARA DAS, who has been working as Deputy Advisor (Homoeopathy) to Government of India retired from the service on 31st July 2010. He has completed 32 years of illustrious Government service in various capacities. He is an all-round personality as an acclaimed clinician, an admired academician, an inquisitive researcher, a conscientious writer and an assiduous orator. He has rich experience in the policy matters with clarity of vision on the future of Homoeopathy.

He was working as the Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata from 2008 and returned to his parent cadre due to personal reasons before retiring from the Govt. service. An excellent person
who maintain highest level of personal rapport with every person he meet and always prefer to maintain low profile on his contribution. Dr. Das is a rare breed of technocrat in the profession. His departure from active service to the Government is a great loss to the system.

He was the first rank holder of the first batch of the DHMS course from Tamil Nadu in 1974. He was selected by the Government of India to the Dip NIH post Diploma course conducted by the National Institute of Homoeopathy in 1979 and successfully completed the same. He has done his MD in Case Taking and Repertory from Marathwada University, Aurangabad , MBA in Health Care from Faculty
of Management Studies, Delhi University and Diploma in Hospital Administration from the YMCA Institute of Management, Delhi.

He joined in the Central Government Health Scheme as a Medical Officer in 1979 as soon as he completed the Dip NIH course from NIH, Kolkata and was promoted to Senior Medical Officer and then to Chief Medical Officer. In 1993, he joined the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India as Assista
nt Advisor (Homoeopathy) and subsequently was promoted to Deputy Advisor (Homoeo). During this period he contributed on several policy matters on Health Care, standards of education, quality control of Drugs etc. He had worked in different capacities in various Committees of the Government, visited several countries and contributed in the development of Homoeopathy. Mainstreaming of Homoeopathy, Preventive & Community Health care are his main areas of interest. He has also worked as Consultant to Government of Sri Lanka (Homoeopathy) for one year.

He has contributed in creating public awareness through National campaigns especially the flagship scheme of the Department of AYUSH on Mother & Child care, developing Tele-Homoeopathy service to provide primary health care to the people in the rural and remote areas of India, implementing Homoeopathy in Community based health care, guiding organizations in Kenya on Malaria research etc.
He has published two books; one is on “Causation of diseases” and another on the “History of Homoeopathy around the World” and its present Status. He have published numerous articles in various journals and presented several papers in India and abroad. He is also the Honorary Editor of the Asian Homoeopathic Journal.

He can handle several Indian languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali etc. He is actively interested in opening new avenues for Homoeopathy through research in veterinary, Dental practices, plant protection etc. The international seminar on Recent Advances in Homoeopathy organized under his dynamic leadership at Kolkata in February, 2010 was a unique experience of the highest level of professionalism and it helped to put the Institute on the global map. It is understood that he has laid down a road map of development for NIH for the future and a life size statue of Hahnemann in bronze is to be installed in the premises soon.

He can be contacted at :
A 2/23, Hahnemann Enclave,
Plot No 40, Sector 6 ,
Duvaraka, New Delhi - 110 075,
Email: daseswar@yahoo.com,
Mobile : 98689 89725

- Dr. K.Savitha B.H.M.S