Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
3. “The evolution of the widely practiced Unani system of medicine has been as a syncretic science”, under such pretext explain in what way practicing such systems of medicines can lead to sustainable and effective healthcare in the country. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The article highlights the significance of reviving and practicing the Unani system of medicine for sustainable and effective healthcare in the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the evolution of Unani healthcare system in the country and its significance.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what Unani system of medicine is.
First highlight the fact that the traditional Indian system of medicine, which comprises of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH), is a perennially neglected alternative medicine sector. It played an important role against the imperialistic British reign by the cultural nationalistic reassertion but is losing its significance in modern times. This article focuses on the challenges it faces and suggests measures for its revival.
Discuss the evolution of Unani system of medicine as a syncretic science. Suggest how the medicinal system can aid in creating a sustainable and effective healthcare industry.
Conclude by reasserting the significance of the medicinal system and suggest policy measures that need to be taken in this direction.