Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Health & Family Welfare Department appointed Dr Raj Kumar Manchanda, CMO(SAG), presently working as Deputy Director (Homeo) as the Director of AYUSH. Further, Dr Raj Kumar Manchanda will take over the charge after relieving Ms Garima Gupta, IAS from the additional charge of Director, AYUSH.
Dr Raj Kumar Manchanda has done M.D. (Hom), M.B.A. (Healthcare) from Delhi University, FFHom(Hon) U.K. and PhD (Hon) CUCMS Malaysia. He is the former Director-General of the Central Research Council on Homeopathy, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government. from India, as well as the Secretary of Information and Communication, Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis. He has 35 years of professional experience as a recognized academic, clinical, professor and researcher. He developed a special interest in the treatment of skin diseases while working as a senior resident at the Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, New Delhi, established a special dermatology clinic, where he demonstrated the success of homeopathy to students and treated thousands of patients. He realized the need to modernize homeopathic knowledge with recent developments in dermatology. Together with Dr Ramji Gupta (MD), a well-known dermatologist who has a scientific attitude towards homeopathy, he wrote “Textbook of Dermatology for Homeopaths” in 1998. This book is very popular among students and professionals.