Nepal urges better support from India in homeopathy

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Nepal’s Minister of State for Health Mushtaque Alam on Saturday said his country has sought enhanced cooperation from India in the field of homeopathy medicine, which has a large number of users in the Himalayan country.

“Till now India has supported a lot in the medicine system of Nepal, however, we want a better support in the field of homeopathy medicine,” said Alam.

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of International Convention on World Homeopathy Day here. The two day event will see participation of over 2,000 delegates from 25 countries, to discuss on integrating homeopathy in health-care.

Alam also said that the usage of homeopathy medicine started in Nepal some 100 years ago and India had a great role in it.

Among other prominent personalities present were India’s AYUSH Minister Sripad Yesso Nayak, who inaugurated the event, and the health minister of Bangladesh Mohammad Nasim.

Speaking on the occasion Naik said the formation of AYUSH ministry has given a lot of support for the promotion of ayurvedic and homeopathic medicinal system.

He said that over the years homeopathy hospitals in India have increased to 235 while the number of dispensaries stands at nearly 1,000.

“India currently has 400 licensed homeopathy pharmacists,” said Naik.

Health Minister of Bangladesh Nasim said the event will open the scope for better collaborations between different countries in the field of homeopathy.

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