Pandemic taught us the virtues of holistic healthcare: Dr Jitendra Singh at Jamia Hamdard

Delivering a key-note address at the Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi on the occasion of National Science Day, the Minister calls for streamlining of all healthcare practices and strategies to achieve optimum outcome

New Delhi: “Pandemic has taught us the virtues of holistic healthcare and even after the pandemic has passed, it will be in the interest of mankind and ailing humanity to institutionalize integrated medicinal approach for adequate treatment and prevention of various diseases,” said the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh.
Speaking at the Jamia Hamdard University after inaugurating the world’s latest state-of-art Transmission Electron Microscopy facility funded by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology, the Minister said that during the COVID even the West started looking up to India in search of immunity building techniques drawn from Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy and other oriental alternatives.
“However, even after the COVID phase passes out, an optimum integration and synergism of different streams of medical management are the key to successful management of various diseases and disorders which may not be otherwise completely amenable to treatment by any single stream of medicine or the treatment given in silos,” he added.
Referring to this year’s theme “Integrated approach in science and technology for sustainable future”, the Minister called for streamlining of all healthcare practices and strategies to achieve optimum outcome in the field of healthcare.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that New India will become AtmaNirbhar in health care only by integrating various sciences and domains of medicine. He Said, efforts must be made to integrate all medicine systems under one roof so that a patient with a single card can consult all medical consultants pertaining to his/her disease. He also outlined the various efforts that the government is taking including the Digital Health Mission.
Dr Singh said that the Hakeems of Unani System and Vaidya of Ayurveda System have provided affordable and effective treatments to huge number of diseases, especially chronic diseases.
“Both system of medicines are still attracting a large number of patients seeking therapeutic interventions and the Government of India has strengthened these systems under the Department of AYUSH providing resources and regulatory compliance support,” he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, since its inception in 1989, Jamia Hamdard’s progress has been stupendous and its Pharmacy School has been ranked the top Institution in the country as per the National Institutional Framework (NIRF) Rankings, conducted by the Ministry of Education, consecutively for last three rankings.
The Minister congratulated the leadership, faculty and students of the institution for their efforts which have brought their institution to such heights.
Referring to Jamia Hamdard initiated many “Research Promotion Schemes”, Dr Jitendra Singh urged the faculty members to publish high quality research which bring name and fame not only to Jamia Hamdard but also to our country.