Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India
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Dr. Raj. K. Manchanda is the Director General of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. Born in India, he graduated as a homoeopathic physician from Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, New Delhi and gained further insight into the science during his post-graduation in Homoeopathy from Dr. MPK Homoeopathic Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. His interest in healthcare further inspired him to pursue a M.B.A degree in Health care administration from Faculty of Management of Sciences, Delhi University.
He also serves as Co- chairman, sub-committee of Drug Technical Advisory Board (Homoeopathy), Government of India; Member-Secretary, Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee (HPC), Government of India;Secretary for Research – Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis; Expert member in various committees constituted by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India; Member-Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH); Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Delhi Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad(DHAP).
He has a 35 years professional experience as clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator in the field of Homoeopathy. Prior to current role, he has contributed significantly as Deputy Director (Homoeopathy)/Assistant Director (Homoeopathy) in Department of Health &Family Welfare, Directorate of AYUSH, Govt. of Delhi for development of Homoeopathy and was instrumental in the opening of 66 new clinics, strengthening of Homoeopathic education and research in Delhi Government institutions.
He was the Organising Secretary of the magnificent event: The 66th World Homoeopathic Congress of Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI) held in New Delhi, India from 1st – 4th December 2011.He is the recipient of “State Award” by the Government of Delhi in 2010 for his meritorious work undertaken in the field of Homoeopathy and has also been presented -“Award of Recognition” by Robert Bosch Foundation, Germany in 2011.
He owes authorship of several research papers in peer reviewed international/national journals and a book: Textbook of Dermatology for Homoeopaths in English and Spanish.He has been an active participant in International and National conferences where he has presented more than 50 research papers aiming to spread the spirit of evidence based medicine and encourage research in Homoeopathic science globally.