CME for Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib faculty members
Aligarh: Faculty members of the Department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are engaging in educational activities across a broad domain of topics within the Unani medicine system concerned with the well-being of the community through the primary health care approach in the six-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme that began today at Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College (AKTC) of the university.
In the inaugural function of the Ministry of AYUSH sponsored CME, the Chief Guest, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad Qasmi (Advisor, Unani, Ministry of AYUSH) said that CME programmes help medical faculty and private practitioners to maintain, develop and increase their knowledge, skills and professional performance.
“I am sure that this programme will impart pedagogically innovative, authoritative and cutting-edge education to health care professionals”, he added.
Dr Mukhtar also spoke on the increasing popularity of Unani treatments across the globe.
In the presidential address, Officiating AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Pervez Mustajab pointed out that the doctors of the Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib are actively working with the District Health Administration in analysing and measuring the health needs of populations and their health status to develop appropriate and practically feasible strategies for preventing and controlling diseases.
Guests of Honour, Dr Raghurama Bhatta U (Secretary Incharge and President, MARBISM, NCISM, Ministry of AYUSH) and Dr Rakesh Sharma (President, BERISM, Ministry of AYUSH) emphasised: “Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself is gaining traction in a number of countries and people all over the world are looking towards alternative systems of medicine for life-style disorder treatments.
They added: “Lifestyle disorders are increasing day by day and it is the need of hour to explore new dimensions of prevention and management of these disorders”.
Prof F S Sherani (Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) said: “The knowledge gained in CME programmes help faculty members and doctors to improve the quality of health care in the changing landscape of the medical field.
Prof Shagufta Aleem (Principal, AKTC) discussed how Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib deals with evidence based introversions with the potential of promoting health, extending life and preventing various diseases.
Prof Rubi Anjum (Chairperson, Department of Tahaffuzi Wa Samaji Tib) delivered the welcome address and spoke on the achievements of the department.
She said, “Postgraduate seats have been increased besides other significant academic gains”.
Dr Abdul Aziz Khan (CME Convener) conducted the programme and Dr Ammar Ibne Anwar (Organizing Secretary of CME) extended the vote of thanks.
Unani doctors and faculty members from various states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal attended the inaugural function.