The function was a part of golden jubilee celebrations of establishment of the medical institute. The event also coincided with the conclusion of Elixir-2011, the four-day medical youth festival of IMS, BHU.
Inaugurating the function, Arun Jamkar, vice-chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nasik, stressed the need for maintaining stern quality control to ensure safety and efficacy of medicines especially at a time when medical tourism is witnessing a boom in the country.
He also highlighted the initiatives being taken by the institute in Nasik that has started trial of as many as 24 new drugs.
Dr Anil Kohli, former president, Dental Council of India, emphasised the need to exploit the immense opportunities offered at BHU which has a unique combination of three different forms of medicines – ayurveda, modern medicine and dental sciences under one roof.
Dr C H S Shastri, former director, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, and advisor to the ministry of health, government of India, said that there is a need to establish a relation between ‘mahabhut’ and ‘tridosh’ theories of ayurveda with new drugs.
Earlier, the four-day annual cultural festival of IMS, BHU, ‘Elixir-2011’ also concluded with a number of colourful musical and dance programmes.