CCRAS hosts national consultative meet on traditional medicine research priorities

 CCRAS hosts national consultative meet on traditional medicine research priorities

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Fostering a pioneering effort in aligning traditional medicine research with global standards and priorities the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an apex autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Ayush, has signed two MoU’s with Shri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra & Dabur, a leading Ayurvedic company in India. On this occasion, the CCRAS also launched its new and updated website.

The first of its kind consultative meet brought together representatives from diverse domains of Traditional Medicine (TM) in India, including policymakers, academic institutions, researchers, patients, and industry stakeholders. The aim is to identify and prioritize key research areas across various traditional medicine systems such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and Homeopathy.

These announcements were made during the one-day National Consultative Meet on “Research Priority Settings in Traditional Medicine” on June 24, 2024, at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, held in collaboration with the WHO-SEARO (World Health Organisation – South East Asia Region office) office and WHO-GTMC (World Health Organisation – Global Traditional Medicine Centre)

Vaidya, Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, said “The objective is to ensure effective utilisation of funds and address critical areas of need within traditional medicine, including medicinal plant research, quality, safety, and efficacy studies, pre-clinical validations, rational use of traditional medicines, clinical trial monitoring, medical anthropology, and the digitalization of ancient medical literature and thereby supporting its global acceptance and integration”.

Prof. (Vaidya) Rabinarayan Acharya, Director General, CCRAS, said “We wanted to chart a research roadmap for the next decade and lay the groundwork for a decade-long research strategy in traditional medicine and align efforts with WHO guidelines. These two Mou’s with Dabur & Sri Krishna AYUSH University is a heathy start in this direction.”

Prof (Vd.) Kartar Singh Dhiman, Vice Chancellor of Sri Krishna Ayush University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, emphasised the importance of MoU and under its ambit both parties will look at fostering the path for academic and research collaborations that provides opportunity to researchers and scientists for exchange of ideas through workshops, seminars. PhD Studies of CCRAS scientists.

Dr. Baidyanath Mishra, Head- R&D Healthcare Research, Dabur Research And Development Centre, Dabur India Ltd. highlighted that Collaborations and Cooperation in Pharmaceutical R&D for different Novel dosage forms and drug development, capacity building, knowledge sharing and training in the field of Ayurveda will be undertaken under the said MoU.


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