The Ministry of Ayush has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for three years for establishing a centre of excellence in Unani medicine at the Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. The centre will be carrying out advanced research in the field, a statement from the university said on March 24.
“In recognition of high quality research on Unani Medicine at Jamia Hamdard, the Ministry of Ayush has granted approval of a Centre of Excellence in Unani Medicine for advanced research on Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology of Pharmacopoeial Drugs of Unani Medicine under Ayurswastha Yojana of Ministry of Ayush, and sanctioned Rs 10 crore for three years,” said the statement.
The Jamia Hamdard statement elaborated on the particulars of the project, saying that it involves the development of a research centre with advanced facilities for drug testing and quality control.
The project will also include the training of Unani professionals, organising of international conferences, generation of data for scientific validation, monograph development, modernisation of dosage forms as well as the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) generation for new products, the university statement added.
The vice chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, M Afshar Alam, thanked the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine and the Ayush ministry for granting the project.