AYUSH Minister inaugurates worldâ€™s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab in Kolkata
The lab, established at a cost of Rs. 5 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chickungunya and swine flu.
New drugs and technologies would also be developed here to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.
Naik expressed satisfaction of recognising this laboratory by the University of Calcutta to undertake research work of the Ph. D students in Homoeopathy.
The minister also mentioned about the National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH) which is imparting higher education and training in homoeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH and urged that both the institutes could forge an active collaboration on practical training to the students and research scholars in virus research, both in laboratory and in the field jointly.
He expressed happiness over Council’s initiatives of establishing a Centre of Excellence in Fundamental Research in Homoeopathy at IIEST, Shibpur to undertake fundamental research studies in homoeopathy with an interdisciplinary approach.
This institute has undertaken several clinical research studies like autism, psoriasis, vitiligo, breast cancer, hypertension, migraine etc along with proving of new drugs in homoeopathy with their clinical validations. About 400 patients are being treated daily through OPD services and AYUSH outreach services being provided in villages too.