PROFILE OF PATIENTS REPORTING AT OPD OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SIDDHA, CHENNAI.
A study was conducted during the month of June 2008 to understand the profile of patients reporting at OPD, NIS. Patients are mostly of the opinion that Siddha treatment has no side effects. Most of the patients are referred by person to person influence of friends and relatives and it indirectly reveals the effectiveness of the Siddha treatment and its impact on the society. All categories of people irrespective of religion, gender, community etc, are approaching Siddha systems for treatment. In view of an alarming increase in antibiotic drug resistance, emergence of drug resistance in allopathy, cost of allopathic drugs, there has been a paradigm shift towards Siddha Systems of Medicine. People are hardly aware of the origin of Siddha System and its strength in prevention and cure. Patients of Rheumatology, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Gastero – Enterology, Neurology, and ENT are the major disease group for which patients are seeking Siddha treatment. The results are published in JOURNAL OF SIDDHA
WHO sponsored project entitled“DEVELOPMENT OF SIDDHA TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR SELECTED DISEASES”
He has initiated many Research project in siddha and appraised Dr. D.C.Katoch, WHO consultant for forcing the project. I have successfully co-ordinated in National Institute of Siddha for obtaining the approval of WHO for funding the project on “DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION OF SIDDHA TREATMENT GUIDELINES OF SELECTED DISEASES” in Oct.2008. The project has been completed in six months and project report submitted in the form of a booklet containing around 300 pages with a detailed diagnostic procedure, treatment process, diet, guidelines, and analysis for the research and specialization studies on 30 selected diseases. The cost of treatment as advised by the WHO consultant has been worked out and report annexed therein as Part II of the project report in April 2009.
The printed booklet has sent to WHO country office, New Delhi and The Secretary, Department of AYUSH, IRCS Building, Red Cross Road, New Delhi.
The project report was highly appreciated by
- The Honorable Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
- The Honorable Governor of Tamil Nadu.
- The Secretary, Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi
- The Joint Secretary, Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi.
Central Institute of Classical Tamil Sponsored projectentitled “UTAMPINAI URUTI CEYYA TIRUMULAR KATTUM VALIKAL”. 2013 – 2014
- NATIONAL PHARMACOVIGILANCE PROGRAMME
As a co-ordinator for National PharmacovigilanceProgramme, I have undergone training on Pharmacovigilance for ASU drugs at G.A.U., Jam Nagar, Gujarat in December 2008.
- MEMBER RESEARCH COMMITTEE – NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SIDDHA, April 2008 to Aug. 2009.
As a Member of Research Committee of National Institute of Siddha, I have monitored various research activities (assist the Director in identifying subjects for Research, and arranging guest lectures). I have co-ordinated with Director / National Institute of Siddha to enter M.O.U. with various institutions.
- A member of Journal Committee of National Institute of Siddha.April 2008 to Aug. 2009