Homoeopathy, Indian medicinal systems playing key role in healthcare: Prez

Presents 6th Dr Malati Allen Noble Award to some of the toppers of 196 homoeopathic medical colleges of the country

President Pranab Mukherjee highlighted the ‘important role’ played by homoeopathy and Indian systems of medicine in the country’s healthcare sector. Speaking at a homoeopathy award ceremony at the Science City Auditorium in Kolkata, he said the medicinal system was becoming more popular as it was cheaper compared to allopathy, besides having no side-effects.

Homoeopathy and systems of Indian medicine such as unani and siddha are playing an important role in the country, which faces a severe shortage of quality medical practitioners, he said.

The president said centres of homoeopathy and others have been opened at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and that these were attracting more and more patients.

The president presented the 6th Dr Malati Allen Noble Award to some of the toppers of 196 homoeopathic medical colleges of the country and two toppers from two colleges in Bangladesh. The other toppers will be awarded later this month.

He also conferred the Dr Allen Mahatma Hahnemann Award, the Dr Sarkar Allen Swamiji Award and the Dr Malati Allen Memorial Award on several recipients.

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