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Demand of just treatment for Unani System of Medicine

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 24, Jun 2021
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What is the Issue ?

The Ministry of AYUSH has permitted Ayurvedic post graduates of surgery to perform surgical procedures totally ignoring the right of Unani post graduates in surgery with similar course contents and training

About Unani System of Medicine

  • Unani-tibb or Unani Medicine is a form of traditional medicine practiced in Middle- East and South-Asian countries. 
  • It refers to a tradition of Graeco-Arabic medicine, which is based on the teachings of Greek physician Hippocrates and Roman physician Galen and developed into an elaborate medical system in middle age era by Arabian and Persian physicians, such as Rhazes (al-Razi), Avicenna (Ibn-e- Sina), Al-Zahrawi, and Ibn Nafis.
  • It originated in Greece almost 2500 years back, which is herbo- animo- mineral in origin (Approximately 90% herbal, 4-5% animal and 5-6 % mineral).
  • Unani physicians give prime importance to diet and the state of digestion in a person, in both health and disease.

National Commission for Indian System of Medicine

  • It is a statutory body constituted under The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act 2020
  • The NCISM will consist of 29 members, appointed by the central government. 
  • Autonomous boards under the supervision of the NCISM.  

                   (i) the Board of Ayurveda and the Board of Unani, Siddha, and Sowa-Rigpa:

                  (ii) the Medical Assessment and Rating Board for Indian System of Medicine: 

                 (iii) the Ethics and Medical Registration Board