Silchar: Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday inaugurated the new complex of Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) in Silchar.
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 spreads 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). It was handed over to Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Ayush.
Speaking on the occasion, 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.
“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 union minister said.
Sonowal said effectiveness of Ayush system of medicine in enhancing the quality of life of people is a proven fact.
“And, that is why, we are working on a medical system, where the best of contemporary medicine can be supplemented with the traditional medicinal practices of Ayush,” he said.
The newly built complex of RRIUM, which will be under CCRUM, 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. The centre also aims to assess Temperament (Mizaj) of patients with different ailments.
The state of art complex of RRIUM is equipped with specialised OPD clinics in General, Research, Ilaj-bitTadbeer (Regimenal), Specialized Ilaj-bit-Tadbeer (Regimenal) therapies, Mother & Child Health (MCH) and Geriatrics.
The newly opened RRIUM will also be conducting School Health Programme, Clinical Mobile Research Programme, Health camps & fairs to provide treatment to as many as possible.
The modern facility is also equipped with a modern Pathology Laboratory, Bio-Chemistry Laboratory, Radiology Unit and Quality Control Laboratory. A herbal garden with medicinal plant as well as potential survey are also planned to be developed in the near future.
Adding further, Sarbananda Sonowal saidUnani is one of the most celebrated traditional medicine, not only in India but in other countries as well.
“It is a matter of great pride that this state of the art institute on Unani medicine is now functional from Silchar to help people avail effective treatment and regain quality of life,” he said.
The institute will provide treatment for the diseases particularly on Gastro-intestinal disorders and Respiratory disorders or diseases more prevalent in Assam, which is an area of strength of Unani Medicine like IBS and Indigestion, Skin diseases, Arthritis, Eczema, Diabetes, Gout, URTI, Hypertension, Sciatica and Hemorrhoids.