A significant step has been taken by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Ministry of Ayush to advance the Unani System of Medicine in India. A grant of US$ 5.5 million (Rs. 45.34 crore) has been authorised by the Ministry of Minorities Affairs under the centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK). The facilities for Unani Medicine would be upgraded in Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar, and Bengaluru with the help of this programme.
A total of US$ 4.3 million (Rs. 35.52 crore) has been approved for the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), and US$ 1.2 million (Rs. 9.81 crore) has been approved for the National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru.
At the National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders in Hyderabad, a centre for fundamental research in Unani Medicine would be established at a cost of US$ 2 million (Rs. 16.05 crore). A preclinical laboratory facility at the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Chennai, a centre for Ilaj bit Tadbeer (regimental therapy) for musculoskeletal disorders at the Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Lucknow, and a centre for skin and lifestyle disorders at the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Silchar have all been budgeted for by the Ministry at a cost of US$ 990,000 (Rs. 8.15 crore), US$ 1 million (Rs. 8.55 crore), and US$ 330,000 (Rs. 2.75 crore), respectively.
Moreover, NIUM, Bengaluru will receive US$ 670,000 (Rs. 5.55 crore) for establishing a Vishram Girah for patients’ attendants and US$ 520,000 (Rs. 4.26 crore) for a skill centre of model Unani cosmetic care, a small-scale Unani pharmacy, and Unani crude drug storage.
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