Monday, December 1, 2014

Seminar on the relevance of modern methods in Unani Medicine

ALIGARH: Lt General Zameeruddin Shah (retd) said that in the new era, Unani Medicine could not be put in isolation but need to be effectively moved with modern times. General Shah was addressing a seminar at the Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University, organised by Department of Illmul Adviya, AK Tibbiya College, AMU on ‘Relevance of Modern Method of studies in Unani Medicine’ under the UGC DRS Program.
The Vice-Chancellor also said that the Ancient Greek Medicine, which has evolved into Unani System, has always been a preferred medicine method in the country. He added that even in modern times Unani Medicine is a preferred treatment for many diseases.  
Professor Singhal, Vice-Chancellor, NIIMS, Jaipur and the Chief Guest on the occasion said that in recent years, various clinical as well as experimental studies have been conducted globally to evaluate the efficacy of Unani Medicine in various ailments using standardized outcome measures. He told that these measures have proved to be beneficial in microsurgeries and curing other ailments. He also said that however it is necessary that Unani Medicine should adopt Reverse Pharmacology in practice.
Dr Firdaus A Wani, Registrar, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and the Guest of honour said that like any other form of medical science, Unani Medicine also strives to find the best possible ways by which a person could lead a healthy life with the least possible sickness. Dr Wani suggested Unani Medicine to catch up with the practices of modern times.
Padmashree Professor Hakim Zillur Rehman expressed his views on the practice of Unani Medicine in modern times and highlighted the history and the relate importance of the same.
Professor Naeem Ahmad Khan, Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine urged to give more importance to Unani Medicine so that this traditional medicine practice reaches out to masses in the country as well as abroad. He also said that even today, Unani Medicine is the only remedy for various ailments and diseases.
Professor Abdul Lateef, the Chairman, Department of Ilmul Advia pointed out that there are forty Unani Medicine shops in Germany and the awareness for the   treatment is also spreading in other parts of Europe.
Dr Saud Ali Khan, Principal, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College proposed the vote of thanks. Prof F S Sheerani conducted the Program. The lifetime achievement awards were given to Prof Wazahat Hussain and Prof Anis Ahmad Ansari, former faculty members of Department of Botany and Department of Kulliyat, AMU respectively. 
Professor Kunwar Mohd Yusuf Amin also graced the occasion.
(Zeeshan Ahmad)
Assistant Public Relations Officer

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