Unani Medical Centres in Allopathic Hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the year 1998 introduced a scheme for co-location of AYUSH centres in Central Government Allopathic Hospitals in Delhi. The objective of co-locating the AYUSH Centres in modern hospitals was to study the acceptability of these systems among the patients attending the allopathic hospitals and to provide the facilities of all systems under one roof so that patients may get treatment of their choice. A Unani Medicine Centre was started at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in New Delhi in January 1998. This centre is an extension centre of Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, New Delhi. Apart from General Outpatient Department (GOPD) facilities, the centre provides services of leading specialists of Unani Medicine for the treatment of some selected disorders like vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, neurological disorders, liver diseases, etc. for which the Unani System of Medicine offers safe and effective treatment. Another Unani Specialty Clinic was started in November 2010 at Dr. Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital, New Delhi, Unani Medical Centre at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi in the year of 2017 and recently a Unani Medical Centre at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi in June, 2019. Apart from the physicians of the council, eminent Unani physicians also provide their services to the patients in these centers. Over 5 lakh patients have been registered at these centres and treated with Unani medicines since starting of these centres. The patients were mostly of chronic ailments switching over from allopathic system to Unani Medicine or taking Unani Medicine as an adjuvant therapy to combat the side effects of the allopathic drugs.

Central Council for Research Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India