CCRAS undertaken several projects to develop medicines for chronic and lifestyle diseases: Shripad Naik

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New Delhi: The technology related to the drug developed by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), namely, AYUSH-82 has been given to eight manufacturing firms through National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The scientific study on AYUSH-82 carried out by CCRAS has shown encouraging results.

CCRAS has developed medicine for other Chronic diseases like arthritis and cancer. CCRAS has developed AYUSH-SG (Sunthi Guggulu) for Arthritis and the technology has been transferred to five firms through NRDC and is available in the market.

Projects on AYUSH –QOL2C for improving quality of life in cancer patients and AYUSH-Manas in Mental Retardation have been recently concluded. Further, CCRAS has undertaken work for developing AYUSH-SL for Lymphatic Filariasis, AYUSH-D for Diabetes Mellitus, Carctol-S for Ovarian Cancer and AYUSH M-3 for Migrane.

The Ministry of AYUSH through its research organizations. namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) have launched a pilot programme to integrate Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani with National Programme for prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). Initially the pilot study has been started in six districts.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.