Natl Homoeopathic Conference ‘Decennium ’18’- a Mullerian Blend of Mastery at FMHMC

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Natl Homoeopathic Conference ‘Decennium ’18’- a Mullerian Blend of Mastery at FMHMC

  • 23rd Annual National Homoeopathic Conference ‘Decennium ’18’- a Mullerian Blend of Mastery was inaugurated at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College (FMHMC)

Mangaluru: Homoeopathy- Founded in the late 18th century by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, it is coined from the terms “homoios”, which in Greek means similar and “pathos”, which means suffering, referring to the principle of the ‘law of similars’ that is the basis of treatment in homeopathy. For instance, an onion makes your eyes water and your nose burn. If you are having an attack of hay fever with watering eyes and a burning nose, a homoeopathic remedy made from onion can relieve it.

Another guiding principle of administering homoeopathic medicine is to prescribe the least amount of medicine needed to evoke a healing response. This is called the ‘minimum dose’. Medicines are successively diluted to the point where they are therapeutic, but not redundant. This philosophy of administering medicine has been around since the time of the Mayans, Chinese, Greeks, Native American Indians and Asian Indians. It was Hahnemann who systematically codified the principles and gave it the structure we recognize today.

Days are hot and the nights are cold, fading showers singing welcome to misty mornings, making the dawn of winter in Mangaluru. Commemorating the decennial year of the post graduate courses in clinical subjects, the Homoeopathic Department of the prestigious Father Muller Charitable Institutions Mangaluru, hosted the 23rd Annual National Homoeopathic Conference on 27th and 28th of October 2018 at the Father Muller Convention Centre, Mangaluru. On the 33rd year of its hallowed existence, and while the college is celebrating the decennial year of post-graduate courses that began in clinical subjects in 2008, it is also catering to the needs of the suffering humanity and imparting quality education, living to its motto of Heal and Comfort.

The inaugural program held on 27th morning at 10.00 am, was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Chief Guest Dr N. L. Tiwari, H’ble Member of Board of Governors, Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, along with Guest of Honour-Prof. Dr P. K. Sudhir, H’ble Vice Chancellor, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Deemed to be University, Salem, Tamil Nadu., joined by other dignitaries on the dais namely-Rev.Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions who presided over the function, Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo -Assistant Administrator-FMHMC; Dr Shivaprasad K- Principal-FMHMC; and Dr Rajachandra G- Organizing Secretary of the conference.

Addressing the audience and recalling his memories at FMHMC during his tenure, chief guest Dr N L Tiwari said, ” I started as a student at Fr.Muller’s College and Hospital, Mangalore, from 1984-1987, and I pay respect to my tutor Dr M L Dhawle, who brought great changes in Homoeopathy medicine and the social outreach models at Fr.Muller’s Homeopathic Hospital. Great things have happened since I left Fr Muller Hospital, but the vision of Fr Muller has gone to greater heights, and the Homoeopathy department is at its best. I won’t speak much, but I wish that more efforts are put in into research of Homoeopathy medicine so that people trust homoeopathy medicine over others’.

Also speaking on the occasion Dr P K Sudhir, yet another alumnus of Father Muller Homoeopathic hospital said, “I feel happy to see a lot of faces who were here at Father Muller, except (late) Fr Patrick Rodrigues, the former director of Father Muller Charitable institutions. When I see all the infrastructure and facilities around this institution now, I feel jealous, because during my term here we lacked a lot of facilities. OMG, this institution is a medical dynasty now. Those days managing a hospital was easy than managing a homoeopathy department, because getting students was hard. The first batch had 10 students, later it came down to 8, but gone are those where now we see students in three figures at FMHMC. The efforts out in by the Bishop of Mangaluru Rev Fr Basil D’souza, Fr Peter Noronha and Dr M L Dhawle should be appreciated because this institution at present is doing wonders in the field of homoeopathy”.

“What is the difference between FMHMC and other institutions? First of all, at FMHMC there is discipline, dedication and commitment, which is hard to find it anywhere- and what I am today is because of these three qualities I learned here. But sadly only 20% of the Indian population is using homoeopathy medicine, therefore we need to focus on popularizing the benefits and results of homoeopathy. We need to stronger our thrust areas of Homeopathy research. We also need to do a lot more to make homoeopathy medicine reach greater heights and earn peoples confidence,” added Dr Sudhir.

Also speaking on the occasion, Fr Sylvester Lobo said, “Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital is a part of the Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and shares the common premises at Deralakatte. The full-fledged hospital with state of the art facilities began in 2006 which was inaugurated by Dr B N Prakash, Director, ISM. It was renovated and upgraded in the year 2013 and launched by Dr B.T Rudresh, President, Karnataka Board of Homoeopathic System of Medicine. Today the hospital boast of a Casualty/Daycare, Inpatient/Outpatient Departments, Laboratory, Radiography unit, Major/Minor OT, ICUs, Labor rooms and other healthcare accessories. Since its inception in the year 1985, the institution has grown in leaps and bounds. With the support of management, the teamwork of the faculty and the responsible student body and above all immense blessings of Almighty, it is possible today to be recognized as a role model in the field of Homoeopathy. There are many courses in homoeopathy medicine offered here, and students enroll in them because there is a better scope in this field in the nearest future”.

In his presidential address, Fr Richard Coelho said, “Today’s platform is something unique during this 23rd annual homoeopathy conference. Only those persons, including Fr Peter Noronha who were at the helm of homoeopathy department decades ago, would know how difficult it was to manage that department, which lacked the basic facilities and infrastructure. But today while the homoeopathy section of this institute completes 32 years, it has produced thousands of homoeopaths who are serving the nation and the world with dignity and pride. While presently government is giving more priority to homoeopathy medicine, we should try our best to make this medicine more popular and make it reach greater heights. We are proud of our discipline, motto and commitment here at FMCI, and I request everyone to go by our principles”.

Chief guest Dr N L Tiwari and guest of honour Dr P K Sudhir were felicitated for their contribution made to FMCI during their tenure. A conference souvenir in the form of a CD was released during the occasion. An elaborate and witty vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Rajachandra G, the organizing secretary, and the programme was professionally compered by Dr Deepa Rebello and Dr Anusha Gautham.

The scientific session spread out over two days will be having Dr Tapas Kumar Kundu, Professor and HOD of Department of Medicine, Motiwala Homoeopathic Medical College, Nashik as the main speaker. On the second day, there will be three sessions and the first session will be taken by Dr B. Anantharaman, Alumnus, 1991 BHMS batch, who is the Homoeopathic Consultant and counselling psychologist at the Aarudraa Homoeopathic Health Care Centre and Aarudraa Homoeopathic Speciality Centre, Chennai. The second session will be taken by Dr Divya Kumar Verma, Alumnus, MD 2005 batch, Government Homoeopathic Medical Officer, Rajasthan and the third session will be taken by Dr Reju Kareem, Alumnus, 2000 BHMS batch, Director, Insight Health Care, Homoeopathic Multi-speciality and Counselling Centre, Thrissur. There will be a National Level Quiz Competition for the Interns and IV BHMS students during the conference with a cash prize to be given worth Rs 30,000.

And on Friday 27 October evening, the Alumni Association of FMHMC is back again with the nostalgic Alumni Nite “Milan 2″”, with the theme “Meeting In Love and Nostalgia”, a celebration taking place at City Beach, Mangaluru- where the revellers will relieve their memories with the Mullerian family as they felicitate the mentors and pillars of the Mullerian legacy, the founding teachers of Fr Muller’s. It will surely be an extraordinary “Mullerian Extravaganza!”

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