Prof. Abdul Wadud Director
National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Bengaluru, a premier institute and Hospital for research
and training in Unani medicine in India, is working under the administrative control of Ministry of AYUSH,
Govt. of India as an autonomous organization. It was established in 1984 as a joint venture with Govt. of
Karnataka but research and academic activities were started in 2004 with the admission of Ist batch of
P.G Scholars. The vision of this institute is to strengthen and promote excellence in education, research
and patient care in Unani medicine.
Presently, the hospital of the institute has an OPD wing and IPD of 180 beds with separate wards for male and
female patients. Health huts are also operational for those patients who want full privacy with upgraded
facilities on payment basis. Clinical services are provided to the patients from general and speciality OPDs of
Musculoskeletal, Skin and cosmetology, Gastrointestinal, Hepato-biliary, Neurological, Psychiatric, Geriatric
and Lifetsyle disorders. Advice on nutritional plan for specific conditions is also given to the patients.
Antenatal care and family planning services are also provided in Obstetrics and Gynaecological disorders
unit. The hopsital has well established Regimenal therapy centre. It is a special modality of treatment,
where non-pharmaco therapeutic modalities (Hijama, Dalk, Hammam, Nutool and many more) are employed in the
management of various disorders.
Neuro-muscular rehabilitation was established with the broad aim of catering the needs of patients suffering from
neuro-muscular disorders like stroke, hemiplegia and paraplegia, myopathy, motor-neuron diseases, parkinsonism etc. Besides
providing Unani treatment, it is also equipped with modern diagnostic laboratories-Pathology, Biochemistry, Radiology and
Ultra Sonography. NIUM hospital is also providing health care facilities to socioeconomically weaker groups at their door
steps by organizing Health camps and Mobile Clinics. Recently, NIUM hospital has been accredited by NABH. It is the first
NABH accredited Unani hospital.