New Delhi: The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Mr Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata. In his inaugural address, the Minister appreciated the popularity of homoeopathy in West Bengal. Mr Naik said that this laboratory has been established to develop new drugs and technologies in homoeopathy to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases. In this context the Minister expressed his satisfaction of recognising this laboratory by the Calcutta University to undertake research work of the PhD students in homoeopathy.
The virology laboratory, established at a cost of Rs 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chickunguniya and swine flu. New drugs and technologies would also be developed here to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.
The AYUSH Minister also appreciated efforts of the National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH), Kolkata which is imparting higher education and training in homoeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH and urged that both the institutes could forge an active collaboration on practical training to the students and research scholars in virus research, both in laboratory and in the field jointly.
New drugs and technologies will be developed in homoeopathy to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases, said union AYUSH minister, Shripad Naik