Kolkata, September 13: Kolkata on Tuesday got blessed with India’s first India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology. The laboratory, established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, and swine flu. Homeopathy is already a popular practice in West Bengal and the inauguration of this lab will encourage for enhanced practice.
The laboratory is recognized by the Calcutta University to undertake research work of the Ph.D. students in the field of homeopathy. Active collaboration is expected from West Bengal’s National Institute of Homoeopathy (NIH) and RRIH to impart practical training to the students and research scholars in virus research, both in the laboratory and in the field.
“Government of India is doing everything possible to promote research in various departments of homoeopathy— clinical research, drug standardization and basic research, and encourages new researchers to make India the leader in research arena of homeopathy,” said AYUSH Minister.