Tibbia College would be developed as a University: Sheila

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the Tibbia College at Karol Bagh would be developed as a University as the institution was founded by great patriot Hakim Ajmal Khan and its foundation was laid by Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Addressing a function after inauguration of a 60-bedded Maternity/Child Block in Tibbia College Hospital, Ms Dikshit said the college has earned national importance due to its contribution in the field of Ayurvedic and Unani System of Medicine and hence deserved to be upgraded as a University.

Stating that her government would provide all assistance in development and expansion of Tibbia College, the Chief Minister said the city Government would ensure that the college regains its old glory and renders a substantial contribution in research and development of Unani and Ayurvedic Medicine System.

Ms Dikshit said Ayurvedic, Unani and Homeopathic Blocks are being added in all hospitals in Delhi. The city has separate 25 Ayurvedic, 10 Unani and 78 Homeopathic Dispensaries.

On this occasion, she also stressed the need of research and quality control in the field of Ayurvedic and Unani pharmacy which would go a long way in establishing reliability of medicines.

''These medicines taken under instruction of Hakims and Vaidyas becomes sometime instrumental in avoiding operations,''Ms Dikshit said and announced that a big herbal park would come up in Ayurved Institute at Khera-Dabar which would start imparting Ayurvedic Medical Education from the next Academic Session.

The Institute is being developed over an area of 95 acres with an estimated cost of Rs 102 crores.

Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri presided over the function whereas MLAs S P Ratawal and Dr Kiran Walia, Pr Secretary (Health) Vivek Rae and eminent Vaidya Shri Devendra Triguna were also present on this occasion.

Ms Dikshit, who paid respectful floral tributes to Hakim Ajmal Khan, also declared open a National Conference on 'Shalya Ayurved Sambhasha 2008'. The Chief Minister stressed the need of integration of these two systems of the medicine with Allopathic saying that all these systems were supplement to each other and are not competitive.

Around 50 eminent medical practitioners and experts are taking part in the Conference which would concentrate on urinary diseases.

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