Bhubaneswar: In an aim to integrate Homoeopathy into the existing health care system and to provide a productive synergy for cooperation in research and education, AIIMS Bhubaneswar and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) have entered into a MoU.
This MoU between two premier institutes will provide a compact platform for research to establish this science on the basis of scientific evidence. The MoU also aims to reduce the over usage of modern medicine drugs in these tertiary health care facilities.
AIIMS Bhubaneswar and CCRH under the Ministry of Ayush (Govt. of India) have initiated working together to set up a Department of Integrative Medicine here at AIIMS.
The MoU will provide the scope to explore and establish the scientific evidence of Homoeopathy, said AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive Director Dr. Ashutosh Biswas. Through this MoU, the two national institutes will have the scope of collaborative research for therapeutic response of the medicine in Homoeopathy and protocol of treatment, added Dr, Biswas.
Delighted with the MoU, Director General (DG) of CCRH Dr. Subhash Kaushik has said that Homoeopathy has a wide potential as an integrative system to current healthcare in the realm of public health platforms owing to its scientific evidence. The MoU has been signed with AIIMS Bhubaneswar on integrative medicine, bearing in mind the Government of India’s adage, “One Nation, One Health”. The outcome of this MoU will certainly boost the health care system and benefit the masses, said Dr. Kaushik.
The wider popularity and the cost-effectiveness of Homoeopathy makes it a sustainable system for integration in the modern health care system. Integrating Homoeopathy in Healthcare will help to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO), stressed experts on the occasion.
During COVID pandemic, Homoeopathy proved a precedent of adjunctive care to standard therapy. Integrative homoeopathic care has provided varied successful integration and outcomes for COVID-19, Dengue, Acute Encephalitis syndrome, post covid illness, cancer care, acute otitis media, mental diseases in Councils research centers and tertiary healthcare setups, informed Dr. Kaushik.
Among others, Medical Superintendent of AIIMS Bhubaneswar Dr. Dillip Kumar Parida, DEAN Research Dr. Satyajit Mishra, Senior Medical Officer, Department of Ayush Dr. Prasant Kumar Sahoo, Dr. Subhasish Sarkar, Dr. Asif Sardar, Dr. Ajit Kumar Pradhan, Santosh Kumar Sahoo and from CCRH Dr. Debadatta Nayak, Dr. Umakanta Prusty, Dr. Karanpreet Nahar were present on the occasion.
It may be noted here that Homoeopathy has been used as a therapeutic measure over the year in different diseased condition such as Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pediatrics Complaints, Chronic Dermatological problems, Autoimmune Disease Conditions, Psychosomatic Disorders, Life Style Disorders, Allergic Conditions, etc. Homoeopathy is also used in palliative care in conditions like Cancer, Terminal illnesses, HIV/AIDS, etc., for providing palliative care and improving the patient’s quality of life. Diarrhoea in Children, Respiratory Tract Infections in Children, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Respiratory Allergies, etc. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Acute Otitis Media Behavioral Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cervical Spondylosis, Chronic Sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, etc.