Port Blair, Dec 18: Clinical Research Unit (Homoeopathy), Port Blair under Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), Ministry of AYUSH organized a ‘two day National level CME (Continued Medical Education) Programme’ recently in the Conference Hall of Megapode Resort, Port Blair. The topic of discussion of the programme was “Research Methodology and Clinical Research Perspectives with Homoeopathic Management”.
During the inaugural session, Dr. P. Vijayachari, Director, RMRC, Port Blair, the Chief Guest on the occasion outlined the importance of every medical system in his address & explained about the principle which every medical system should follow for achieving highest patient care. Dr. Omkar Singh, Director, DHS, Guest of Honor of the programme shared his personal experiences with Homoeopathy and explained the importance of AYUSH system of medicine. Dr. C. Sivaperuman, Director, ZSI, Port Blair and Dr. N. V. Vinith Kumar, Officer-In-charge, NIOT Port Blair said that there is a good scope for Homoeopathy in the future and a collaborating efforts can be explored among the marine species as animal models. Dr. Jaya Gupta, Research Officer, Scientist-4 from CCRH New Delhi coordinated the CME programme and described the activities and achievements of the CCRH. Dr Uttam Singh, In-charge CRU (H) underlined the need of generating a evidence based researches in homoeopathy and expressed that this CME is aimed to activate the research footprints in Homoeopathy in the Isles and disseminate information on clinical research advances to the professionals. Special invitees included Officer-In- Charges of different Central Govt. Offices namely ASI, DCO, RRCA etc. AYUSH department, Andaman & Nicobar Administration extended full support for the programme.
The inaugural session was followed by the scientific sessions and the same continued on the subsequent day of CME. Different topics related to research and clinical conditions with Homoeopathic management were presented in a scientific manner by eminent resource persons from Department of Community Medicine, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair and CCRH, New Delhi namely Dr G, Jahnnavi, HOD, Community Medicine ANIIMS; Dr Lena Charlette, Dr Ajay Raj, Dr Vivin Vincent, Faculty Community Medicine, ANIIMS;Dr Jaya Gupta, RO (H), S-4, CCRH, Dr Amulya Ratan Sahoo, RO (H),S-2,CCRH, Dr Lipipushpa Debata, RO(H), S-2, CCRH and Dr Ritika Hasija Narula, RO (H), S-1, CCRH.
Approx 25-30 Homoeopathic doctors including AYUSH officials and the private practitioners of the Islands attended the programme actively. The programme received a very good response from all the participants and scientific information was gained on research advances and methodology along with homeopathic management on clinical conditions like GIT diseases, Upper respiratory tract infections, alcohol dependence, menopausal syndrome, and lifestyle diseases etc through the brainstorming sessions during the programme. The participants requested for conducting such events regularly for the constant updating of medical information for the homoeopathic professionals in the Isles. Certificates were distributed to the participants in the valedictory session. Dr. Uttam Singh, Research Officer, Scientist-1, Officer-in-charge, CRU (H) delivered the vote of thanks.