The promotion and modernization of unorthodox medical facilities in India have received support from the Ministry of Minority Affairs through the Central Council of Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) and the National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) in Bengaluru. A grant of Rs. 45.34 billion has been authorized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) program. This will aid the improvement of Unani medicine facilities in Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar, and Bengaluru.
A total of Rs. 35.52 crore and Rs. 9.81 crore have been approved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for CCRUM and NIUM, respectively. The Ministry of Ayush is grateful to Union Minister MoMA Smt. Smriti Irani for her capable leadership in securing funding from MoMA for the expansion and modernization of Unani medicine facilities under MoA
The grant has been accepted to establish numerous unorthodox medical institutions in Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Silchar, and Bengaluru. A total of Rs. 35.52 crores have been approved for the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM), and Rs. 9.81 crores have been approved for the National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru.
At the National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders in Hyderabad, a center for fundamental research in Unani medicine would be built at a cost of Rs. 16.05 crores. A preclinical laboratory facility at the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Chennai, a center for Ilaj bit Tadbeer (regimental therapy) for musculoskeletal disorders at the Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Lucknow, and a center for skin and lifestyle disorders at the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine in Silchar have all been budgeted for by the Ministry at a cost of Rs. 8.15, Rs. 8.55, and Rs. 2.75 crores, respectively.
In addition to receiving Rs. 4.26 crores for a skill center of model Unani cosmetic care, a small-scale Unani pharmacy, and Unani crude medicine storage, NIUM, Bengaluru, would receive Rs. 5.55 crores to create a Vishram Girah for patients’ attendants. The recommendations were taken into consideration by the Ministry of Minority Affairs’ Empowered Committee at its meeting on March 2, 2023, and Rs. 4.86 crores (or 25%) of the total sanctioned cost of the CCRUM’s three projects in Chennai, Lucknow, and Silchar have already been paid to the organization as the first installment.
As soon as their DPRs are approved and other issues are resolved, the funding for the CCRUM project in Hyderabad and the NIUM project in Bengaluru will be given. Under the PMJVK region development initiative, basic community infrastructure and amenities are being created in the identified areas