Jamia Hamdard organizes Webinar on Global Preparedness Updates and Alternative Medicine: Role to be played ahead of Covid-19

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New Delhi: In continuation of Jamia Hamdard Covid-19 Webinar Series, School of Unani Medical Education and Research (SUMER) Jamia Hamdard organized Webinar on Global Preparedness Updates and Alternative Medicine: Role to be played ahead of COVID-19amid Corona Pandemic and seeing the present COVID-19 circumstances.

The webinar attracted more than 650 registered delegates which were joined by the Academicians, Researchers, Clinicians, Science scholars, Students, Scientists, and Medical officers from different parts of India and abroad including Iraq, Iran, Sri-Lanka, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.

The Webinar was aimed at exploring the intervention by alternative medicine and the role of the government system to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and its management. In such havoc and very rapid situation of nCov2 spread, how a solution can be provided and what we have to learn from other countries who were successful in turning themselves into green zone mainly Australia, New-Zealand, Hongkong, Vietnam, etc.

Dr M. Tahir Ansari Associate Professor from Nottingham University Malaysia gave a detailed insight into the role of the health care professionals and measures of Govt of Malaysia which was successful in containing the spread and has checked the mortality rate arising due to COVID-19. He highlighted the fact that there is no definite medicine available globally, but mostly symptomatic management with critical monitoring is a solution that was found to be effective.

Dr Morteza Mojahedi, Dean Institute of Traditional Medicine and Historical Research, University of Babol, Iran, spoke on the very significant role of the Unani system of medicine in the management of nCov2 and other viral diseases. He detailed the concepts of virologic, infectious disease mentioned in the pathy for thousands of years. He critically pointed out that the Unani fraternity of India has to ponder over and has to explore the treatise system for not only COVID-19 but for other non-communicable diseases.

Head of Unit of Unani Medicine, Indigenous system of Medicine, University of Columbo, Srilanka- Prof MSM Shiffa gave an insight to the Indigenous system of medicine and talked about the efforts Government of Sri-lanka is taking in containing the spread as well as checking the mortality rates at the same time. He also discussed the stern measures and guidelines issued by WHO and local government and hoped that soon by end of the month Sri-Lanka may also be added in Green Countries. Asking the Unani professional he suggested accepting the challenge to explore the possibility of a more powerful and substantial role in combating the COVID-19 disease.

Ms. Somayeh Aghighi a Naturopath, Herbalist, and Associate at Tehran stressed on the medicine which is ascribed in Persian Literature about SARS-nCoV2 and alike diseases. She gave an insight into the approach to mild and moderate levels of symptoms causes due to COVID-19 which can be successfully treated and are in practice at hospitals in Tehran. She also spoke on the research methodology adopted in these centres which have brought promising results by using “Persian Materia Medica” in the management of COVID-19.

The Programme was congenially moderated by Dr. Khursheed Ahmad. Ansari, Associate Professor of SUMER. Organizing Chairman of Jamia Hamdard Covid-19 Series, Dean Professor Suhail Fatima welcoming the esteemed experts from Iran, Sri-Lanka, and Malaysia lucidly concluded the international webinar of knowledge share across India and abroad in such a challenging time of corona pandemic. The formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqui, Assistant Professor from SUMER, Jamia Hamdard.