Addressing a scarcity of doctors and promoting variety of traditional healthcare practices among ethnic groups and tribes: North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy – Meghalaya

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The Telegraph (Calcutta), Shillong, December 23 , 2016  | To read the full article, click here >>

The North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy was inaugurated here today to produce quality medical graduates, provide healthcare to the people of the region and promote research in traditional medicine.

The institute, an autonomous body under the Union ministry of Ayush, was inaugurated by Union minister for ayurveda, yoga & naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (Ayush), Shripad Yesso Naik, at Mawdiangdiang on the outskirts of this city. […]

He hoped it would also provide quality and inter-disciplinary researches in plant-based medical sciences such as ayurveda and homeopathy.

“The region is rich in flora and fauna which will help in research. Shillong, being an education hub, will give additional benefit to inter-disciplinary research and cooperation for exploring biological sciences,” Naik said.

“I hope involvement of this institute in research and development will explore herbal agro-based industry and promote cultivation of medicinal plants in this region,” he said.

Currently there are 31 research centres across the country dealing with ayurveda and homeopathy.

Naik said the region has a variety of traditional healthcare practices among ethnic groups and tribes.

“The knowledge of traditional healing method is to be preserved and needs to be validated on the basis of scientific research with practical suitability for clinical practices,” he added.

He said the institute would produce “quality medical graduates” in ayurveda and homeopathy, which will help solve the problem of scarcity of doctors in the region.

Source: Meghalaya gets ayurveda institute
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