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Govt calls for digitising traditional medicine to avoid piracy

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New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Panabaka Lakshmi today stressed the need for digitising Unani Medicine knowledge to protect this intellectual wealth from piracy and misappropriation.

Inaugurating a three-day International Seminar on Historical and Literary Research in Unani Medicine organised by the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, Ms Lakshmi urged the researchers of Unani Medicine and other Indian systems of medicine to validate the basic principles and strengths of their respective systems of scientific parameters for their world-wide acceptance.

Pointing out that many countries in the world were showing interest in the useful elements of Unani Medicine and other traditional Indian systems of medicine, Ms Lakshmi said these systems have many advantages like diversity and flexibility, accessibility and affordability that make them highly acceptable among a larger section of people.

She said Unani Medicine has been recognised by the government and forms an integral part of the national healthcare delivery organisation.

The UPA government accorded top priority to the health sector, she pointed out and said the mainstreaming of AYUSH, and therefore Unani Medicine was an important component of the National Rural Health Mission launched by the government.

UNI

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