Dr Mishra emphasises on traditional healing practice

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Aug 2017 09:42:27


Staff Reporter,

A ‘National Conference of Traditional Community Health Practitioners for Conservation of Lokswasthya parampara’ was organised recently by Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, in association with Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra, at Mission India Campus, Khadgaon. Society for Ethnopharmacology (SFE India) Nagpur Chapter, FRLHT Bangalore, Quality Council of India, World Ayurveda Foundation, Nutrition Society of India and many Healer Associations across India were the patrons. About 800 delegates from across the country attended the conference.

Dr Ved Prakash Mishra, Chancellor, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad was the chief guest. He explained how health care is being given through the traditional healers to the rural India. He emphasised on importance of protection, conservation, affiliation and certification to the traditional healing practitioners and their practices.

Jaykumar, National Secretary General, Vijnana Bharati was the guest of honour. He gave suggestions that the traditional healing must be provided by traditional Universities through short term courses in few identified colleges. He said only by this way the ancient health science can be passed on to next generation. To achieve it, Government can identify few good traditional healers from different parts of India and appoint them as consultants or teachers in public Universities.

Prof Pulok Mukherjee, Director School of Natural Product Studies delivered a key note address. He spoke on the shortcomings in the existing system of scientific research that led to failure in substantiating the traditional system of medicine. He also gave a comprehensive solution to tackle this problem wherein, he highlighted the importance of holding straight dialogues with the traditional health care practitioners.

Dr Jasmine Gev Avari, Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur gave brief introduction of the conference and welcomed all the dignitaries and delegates.

Prof Harirammurthy, Advisor Trans-disciplinary University, FRLHT, Bangalore; Dr B Sesikaran, President, Nutrition Society of India; Dr Satish Gogulwar, Project Director, NGO ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ Kurkheda Dist Gadchiroli were the guest speakers.

Dr Debjani Roy and Sona Sharma, Senior Advisors, Quality Council of India shared their views. Nirmal Kumar Awasthi, Secretary Chattisgarh Healers Association Sukhlalji from Dhanbad Jharkhand alongwith Siyaramji Neware, Netaji Anpatrawar of Gadchiroli, Awadesh Kashyap from Chattisgarh, Chourasiyaji from Madhya Pradesh and Chaitaliji from Orissa participated in panel discussions.

Dr Prakash Itankar, Coordinator (SFE India) Nagpur Chapter, Organising Secretary Dr Nishikant Raut and Dr Dadasaheb Kokare worked hard for the success.