Dr. Raj K. Manchanda, the former Director General of CCRH , was bid farewell on 2nd July’2019 by CCRH. Under his mentorship of 7 yrs., Council reached newer heights and the bench marks he has set for the organization will be difficult for anyone to surpass.
As we pendown the achievements of this industrious, farsighted and innovative leader, we see that his contributions to the successes of CCRH are commendable.
As a academician, Dr. Manchanda was the Co-Chairman, Drug Technical Advisory Board, Government of India ; Member-Secretary, Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Committee (HPC), Government of India ;Secretary for Research – Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis; Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Delhi Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad.
If we look at the infrastructural strengthening of the Council , the Clinical Research Unit at Agartala was upgraded to Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy, and made functional after inauguration on 11th September 2017. Central Research Institute of Homoeopathy, Kottayam was upgraded to National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health (NHRIMH). Central Research Institute (H), Pratap Nagar, Jaipur and Dr. D.P. Rastogi Central Research Institute of Homoeopathy at Noida, U.P. were inaugurated with development of Pharmacology, molecular microbiology and Zebrafish lab./Drug standardization laboratories
For the conduction of cutting edge researches, a Virology laboratory has been setup by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy at Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute(H), Kolkata (Sept 2017) for undertaking basic research studies in virology. Establishment of Cancer Clinic For Integrated Patient care in 02 allopathic Hospitals, Construction of rigid poly house at CMPRH, Ooty, Tamil Nadu ,Foundation stone laying ceremony of RRIH Mumbai, Establishment of Fundamental Research Lab. In IIEST, Kolkata and Land acquisition at Kottayam, Shimla for CCRH centres are amongst other credits to his cart.
ISO 9001 certification of CCRH headquarters was a diligent effort undertaken by Dr. Manchanda.
During his era, Council became a collaborator at national and international level with many Institutes of repute. At national level, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with 30 homoeopathic medical colleges across the country and Research based OPD was initiated with medical colleges at Jaipur, Bhopal. At international level, Council signed 10 MoUs with organizations in USA, UK, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Germany & Israel.