The six-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme of department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib, faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), sponsored by the ministry of AYUSH, concluded recently with a valedictory function.
The event’s chief guest, Neeraj Tiyagi, chief medical officer, Aligarh, said, “The pandemic is causing fear and distress among people. During these times, it is imperative to motivate people to get their children inoculated.” He assured that the district health administration will provide all the necessary support to the department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib for working in collaboration.
Shagufta Aleem (principal, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College-AKTC) spoke on requisites for promoting health, extending life expectancies and preventing various diseases among masses.
The guests of honour, Rahul Kulshreshtha (DMO, Aligarh) discussed the health promotion and disease prevention approaches in Unani Medicine and his association with the department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib.
FS Sherani (dean, faculty of Unani Medicine) said that CMEs allow faculty members to learn and discover viable ways to improve health care in the changing landscape of the medical field. Rubi Anjum (chairperson, department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib) presented the department report and delivered the welcome address.
Padma Shri Hkm Syed Zillur Rahman (president, Ibn Sina Academy), Dr Tannu Anand (ICMR), Dr Shekher Grover (Maulana Azad Medical College), Dr Gayatri Vishwakarma, Dr Aisha Perveen, Dr Sayeed Ahmad and Prof Khan Mohd Qaiser spoke on the effective practice of social and preventive medicine for public health.
Dr Abdul Aziz Khan conducted the programme and Dr Ammar Ibne Anwar extended the vote of thanks. Unani doctors and faculty members from various states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal attended the inaugural function.