GUWAHATI, NOV 21: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the new, state of the art complex of Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) in Silchar on Sunday.
The newly opened institute is the first such centre in the Northeast on Unani medicine — a traditional medicinal practice among the Ayush systems.
The new complex spread over an area of 3.5 acres is built with an investment of ₹48 crores. The complex was developed by the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) – a Govt of India enterprise. It was handed over to Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Ayush, Govt of India.
Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Ayush system of medicine has reinvigorated its acceptability among people once again after the proven results has benefitted lakhs of people during the pandemic. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, there is a sincere effort to build a robust medical infrastructure that is modern, equipped and one that enables patients to heal & enhance their quality of life. The effectiveness of Ayush system of medicine in enhancing the quality of life of people is a proven fact and, which is why, we are working on a medical system, as envisioned by our dynamic PM Modi ji, where the best of contemporary medicine can be supplemented with the traditional medicinal practices of Ayush.”
The newly built complex of RRIUM, which will be under CCRUM, the apex government organization for research in Unani Medicine, will be providing a wide range of patient care services along with conducting scientific research on different aspects, fundamental and applied, of Unani Medicine, and on diseases which are more prevalent in the Northeast, especially in Assam.
The centre is also equipped to screen patients with Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like cardiac, pulmonary, stroke, cancer and diabetes. With a special focus on children, the centre will also provide health check ups for school children and provide effective treatment to those found to be in distress.
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