Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari, Director, National Institute of Siddha participated as Vice Chairperson in the 10th Research Advisory Committee of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chettinad Health City, Chennai on 03.09.22. Eminent Scientist from foreign Universities, Medical faculty in the discipline of neurology, cardiology, thoracic medicine ophthalmology, nephrology, pharmacology from various Govt. medical colleges and scientists from CSIR, ICMR, DST, DBT institutes attended the meeting as members of the committee.

The Director NIS highlighted the health care activities and research initiatives of Ministry of Ayush in her introductory remark. She also glimpsed the academic, research and health care activities of NIS and the potentials of Siddha system of medicine in the management of life style disorder, chronic diseases and infectious diseases. She further pointed out the need for integrated treatment and research. Members from various medical colleges and research institutes expressed their interest to work with NIS for integrated treatment and also for clinical research projects.