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Physicians may be co-located for better patient care: Minister

IANS | New Delhi |

Jitendra Singh, the Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), on Saturday said that physicians of any system of medicine may be co-located for addressing patients’ requirements better.

Inaugurating a two-day international conference on Unani Medicine, he emphasised on all-round development of indigenous systems of medicine with special focus on holistic management of diseases.

Singh said: “All physicians, irrespective of system of medicine, whether modern or traditional, may be co-located for addressing the requirement of patients in a holistic manner.”

“Lifestyle diseases are one of the major health challenges of the country — an area where integration of traditional and conventional medicine systems can play an important role,” said Singh.

On the occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine and the Hamdard University, Bangladesh, to establish an academic chair in the Unani system of medicine in Bangladesh.