The All India Unani Tibbi Congress AIUTC, has asked Centre and state governments to set up Unani Dawakhanas in all districts. It also demanded the governments to fill the existing vacancies of Hakeems and compounders in Unani dispensary across the country.
Tibbi Congress also demanded establishment of Unani medical colleges and Unani Council across the country.
At the national general body meeting held in New Delhi May 24 the Secretary of the AIUTC Sayed Ahmad khan said that Unani Doctors and manufacturers are facing different problem at different places and the Congress would continue to fight for their causes.
The issues related to Unani system of medicine including the problems of quality based manufacturing of Unani medicine specially the recommendation of ban on the plastic container using for the liquid medicine were also discussed.
In a resolution it decided to form academic wing of the Tibbi Congress in order to improve Unani medicine. It pointed out that there is no registration system for Unani pharmacists in the country. It urged the department of AYUSH and state governments to set up Unani Pharmacy Council for this purpose.
It also decided to hold two-day national seminar on Unani Medicine in Hyderabad in November this year and will institute an award in memory of Hakim Abdul Razzaq who was first director of the Central Council of Research in Unani Medicine and his services for the advancement and promotion of Unani system cannot be ignored.
During the meeting, it also took a number of other decisions for the promotion of Unani system of medicine and asked the Unani physicians to shun the practice of prescribing allopathic drugs instead Unani medicine.
Presiding over the meeting, Dr Mohammad Yousuf, who is president of Jammu and Kashmir unit of Tibbi Congress, said Unani physicians should come out from inferiority complex as Unani medicine has enormous potential to treat many a non-curable diseases.
All the Office Bearers, State Presidents and General Secretaries of 23 states participated in the meeting.