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08-January-2016 19:19 IST
National Seminar on Homeopathy inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi

The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health and Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated a National Seminar on Homeopathy in New Delhi today. The Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) is organizing a three days National Seminar to commemorate 40 years of its formation.

Inaugurating the seminar, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik appreciated the participation of homeopathic doctors in the seminar in such large numbers. Mr Naik assured the Council that Post Graduate in Homoeopathy will be introduced in more subjects like anatomy, physiology and others as demanded by the homoeopathic colleges. AYUSH systems should try hard to get more popular so that their benefits reach the common man and all parts of the country, the Minister added.

Shri Shripad Naik said that Indian homoeopaths face legal difficulties in practicing outside India. He asked the Central Council and other agencies of AYUSH to work on reciprocity in this issue with friendly countries so that homoeopathic practitioners from India can go and practice there without any legal hurdle.

The Minister also said that our efforts should be to take Homoeopathy to each and every house for which CCRH should develop new models to popularize homoeopathy like the ‘national programme of homoeopathy treatment for mother and child diseases’.

Secretary AYUSH, Shri Ajit Mohan Saran stressed on integration of homoeopathy with modern systems of medicine. He suggested training programme for MBBS doctors so that they can be allowed to practice homoeopathy within India. Such programmes can be developed on pattern of M.F.Hom in London. Secretary stressed the need of good homoeopathic colleges to impart quality education in homeopathy.

Member of Lok Sabha, Dr Manoj Rajooria, who was also present on the occasion, said that private homoeopathic medical colleges must pay salaries to their teaching staff equal to salaries given by state Governments to their teaching staff in government homoeopathic medical colleges.

He advised CCH to propose some guidelines on this issue in guidelines related to recognition of homoeopathic colleges by CCH and State governments.

He also suggested that Homoeopathic dispensaries should be opened at Panchayat and Block levels so that there is more job opportunity for homoeopathic doctors.

More than 2000 delegates from India are attending this seminar. Delegates from SAARC countries also participated.

President CCH, Dr Ramjee Singh said that this is the first of its kind seminar where more than 2000 delegates are participating only from teaching faculty of 195 homoeopathic medical colleges.

Joint secretary, Dr Anil Kumar Ganeriwala also spoke during the inaugural session. He appreciated the number of participation by teaching faculty of various homoeopathic colleges.

Dr Arun Bhasme , Vice president ; Dr A.K.Seth , convener subcommittee National Homoeopathic seminar ; Dr Lalit Verma , Secretary CCH were also present at the inaugural session.