National Institute of Unani Medicine coming up in Ghaziabad

Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State for AYUSH, laid foundation stone for National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM) today at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Union Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh was present on the occasion.

Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony, Shripad Yesso Naik informed that the Ministry of AYUSH is establishing the NIUM, Ghaziabad as a part of its commitment towards provision and promotion of quality education, research and healthcare services through Unani Medicine and other AYUSH systems.

“This institute will be developed with an approximate cost of Rs 300 crore on 10 acres of land and will be one of the largest institutes of Unani Medicine in Northern India. With a 200 bedded hospital, the institute will cater to the needs of the masses and will have facilities for quality research and education at postgraduate and PhD levels,” added Naik.

While speaking on the occasion, General V K Singh extended his gratitude to the Ministry of AYUSH and Government of India for selecting Ghaziabad for the establishment of NIUM.

“Unani medical system has effective treatment for various diseases especially skin disorders for which other medical systems have very limited intervention,” said Singh.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, said in his welcome address that the ministry has taken various initiatives like NAMASTE-Portal and A-HIMS for harnessing the potentials of Information Technology in the development and promotion of AYUSH systems.

“The Ministry is committed to develop the NIUM, Ghaziabad as a world class institution of Unani Medicine. The Government of India has made threefold increase in the AYUSH budget during the last four years,” said Kotecha.

MPs, MLAs and other office bearers from the various departments have attended the event.