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Published Date: Apr 10, 2014

SDPI Press Release (April 10, 2014)

The
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) inked Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with the Pakistan Association of Integrative
Medicine (PAIM), Islamabad to undertake joint research on integrative medicine to promote it as a formal means of treatment and healthcare in the country.

Integrative Medicine combines
conventional methods with scientific evidence-based alternative
medicine to improve patient care. Integrative physicians incorporate
scientific & evidence based treatment options, including
immunotherapy, genetherapy, physiotherapy, psychological treatment while
supporting orthodox practice.

Speaking
at the signing ceremony here, Dr. Abid Suleri, Executive Director,
SDPI, expressed the need for research to further development policies in
the country. Citing the example of the medicine sector in USA, he said
that Federal Drug Agency USA has approved gene therapy medicine. “SDPI
aims to carry on further research on this therapy to recommend this
treatment to our health department”, he said. 

Dr. Mobashir Ahmed Bhatti, President, Pakistan Association of Integrative Medicine (PAIM) said that integrative medicine is
the health care process, which creates a seamless engagement by
patients and care-givers of the full range of physical, psychological,
social, preventive, and therapeutic factors known to be effective and
necessary for the achievement of optimal health throughout the life
span. Further he asked for a full support of SDPI to develop research
and assessment of the product before providing it to nation and also
educate our professionals.  “Institute like SDPI can contribute a lot in
achieving vision 2025 goals of Pakistan”, he added.

Also present at the occasion Professor
Ding-gang Li, Director, The Center of Gene Therapy & Surgical
Oncology Beijing Haidian Hospital and Dr. YU DENG WEI, General Manager,
Beijing Show Cogent Bio-Technology Co., Ltd
welcomed the MoU between the two credible institutes and promised their full support to both institutes. 

Participants
at the event suggested that integrative medicine should have a proper
space in curriculum. Moreover, researchers should also share success
stories of this procedure.