Conference on chronic diseases begin at A K Tibbiya College

Aligarh: The Department of Moalejat, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University today began a two-day national conference on “Evidence based Unani Medicine” with the theme “Challenges in the management of Amraz-e-Muzminah (Chronic Diseases)”.

Addressing on the occasion, chief guest, Dr Mohd Sikandar Hayat Siddiqui, Director, Unani Services, Uttar Pradesh, said that there are a number of diseases which do not have a fruitful solution in any system of medicine and remain to be a challenge for the doctors. Such diseases, called chronic diseases, need special attention of researchers and doctors for their reliable solutions, he added.

Dr Siddiqui said that the conference will provide our researchers, physicians and academicians to sit together and ponder over the ways and means for finding solutions to such chronic ailments.

In his presidential address, Prof Akhtar Haseeb, Pro-Vice Chancellor, urged the participants to share their experiences and ideas with other members and help in providing a better understanding of the subject.

Prof Haseeb said that it is imperative for Unani medicine practioners to go in public domain with their researches to make the reach of traditional medicine in the mainstream.

?Since, people in many countries are looking forward to traditional medicines to avoid the after effects of modern drugs, there is need to do more comprehensive and new research in all traditional medicines,? said the Pro Vice Chancellor.

Dr Anwer Saeed, Secretary, Jamia Tibbiya Deoband, stressed the need for identifying the issues in diagnosing chronic diseases and providing viable solutions to them.

Prof M M H Siddiqui, Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine, AMU said that the Ministry of AYUSH has also emphasized management of chronic diseases for common good. He said it is the responsibility of the medical professionals, whether traditional or modern, to spend time and labour on finding out solutions to such ailments.

Prof Saud Ali Khan, Principal, AKTC, appreciated the theme and hoped the conference will help researchers and practitioners to discuss various aspects of the topic.

Earlier, welcoming the guests, Prof Tanzeel Ahmad, Chairman, department of Moalejat and organizing secretary, said that the abstracts submitted in the conference will be indicative of the quality of research being carried out in Unani medicine. He said that there is a need for identifying some thrust areas and constituting a task force to further carry out deep research.

Prof B D Khan conducted the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.