Homeopathy could become first choice for students seeking medical education: Sonowal

The minister said homeopathy medicines are easily administered and acceptable to a large number of people

Updated - April 11, 2022 02:17 pm IST

Published - April 09, 2022 09:05 pm IST - New Delhi

Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal during the inauguration of two-day scientific convention on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for AYUSH Munjapara Mahendrabhai and other dignitaries are also seen.

Union Minister for AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal during the inauguration of two-day scientific convention on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for AYUSH Munjapara Mahendrabhai and other dignitaries are also seen. | Photo Credit: PTI

Public acceptance of homeopathy is high and it could become the first choice for students seeking medical education, AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.

Mr. Sonowal inaugurated a two-day scientific convention on ‘Homoeopathy: People’s Choice for Wellness’ here on the World Homoeopathy Day (WHD).

World Homoeopathy Day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of homoeopathy, Dr. Christian Fredrich Samuel Hahnemann.

The convention is being organised by three apex bodies under the Ministry of AYUSH -- Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, National Commission for Homoeopathy, and National Institute of Homoeopathy.

Minister of State for AYUSH Mahendrabhai Munjpara was also present at the event.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Sonowal emphasised that a transformative shift is underway in the education, practice and drug development sectors of AYUSH.

He said the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine and the National Commission for Homoeopathy have aligned AYUSH education according to the new education policy, and are attracting new talents to the extent that not only AYUSH is the first choice of treatment, but could also become the first choice for students seeking medical education.

The minister said homeopathy medicines are easily administered and acceptable to a large number of people.

He further said public acceptance of homeopathy is high, and people seek treatment from family physicians for generations, an official statement said.

Mr. Munjpara highlighted that homoeopathy is very effective in treating various diseases and improve individual health by safer means, at a lesser cost.

The delegates of the convention included homoeopathic researchers, scientists from interdisciplinary streams, practitioners, students, industrialists along with representatives of various homoeopathic associations.

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