Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Naik has inaugurated the Regional Research Institute of Homoeopathy (RRI) in Agartala, Tripura, as part of the government’s plan to strengthen health services and propagate traditional systems of medicine in North-Eastern states.
Inaugurating the institute on Monday, Naik urged homeopathic researchers to contribute and help the government in the management of epidemics like dengue, chikungunya, malaria and swine flu as the contribution of homeopathy in controlling epidemics.
He added that there was a need to develop indigenous technologies and drugs that are scientific, efficacious and cost effective to tackle these diseases.
Saying that malaria is endemic in the region, the minister said the institute should also focus on malaria research.
RRI is among the nine institutes functioning under the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). The institute is spread over an area of 2.05 acres and offers facilities like general OPD, research OPD, pathological investigations, and a 30-bedded IPD.
This is the 3rd homoeopathic regional research institute in the North Eastern region and the first with own land and building.