Pandemic taught us virtues of holistic healthcare: Dr Jitendra

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing the faculty and students of Jamia Hamdard University at New Delhi on Tuesday.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing the faculty and students of Jamia Hamdard University at New Delhi on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
NEW DELHI, Mar 1: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh said the 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 institutionalise integrated medicinal approach for adequate treatment and prevention of various diseases.
Speaking at the Jamia Hamdard University here, 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.
He said, 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.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister of India in 2014, he has brought to the centre stage the virtues of indigenous systems of medical management. He said, it was PM Modi, who brought a unanimous resolution in the United Nations to observe International Day of Yoga, as a result of which Yoga has reached virtually every household across the world. He said, it was again Prime Minister Modi, who created a separate Ministry of AYUSH, considering the importance of indigenous medical management system. Also, it was the Modi Govt which started MD in Unani Medicine at Srinagar.
Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated a Research Facility at School of Pharmacology in Hamdard University, supported by Department of Science and Technology.
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 Jitendra Singh congratulated the leadership, faculty and students of Jamia Hamdard 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 the entire country.