Unani Physician


The tasks a Physician, Unani is expected to perform include:

Examining patients to diagnose ailments and prescribing necessary medicines according to unani system of treatment

Enquiring with the patient about nature of ailment, habits, previous history of disease, hereditary factors, etc.

Interrogating the patient about his/her appetite, bowel movement and any other discharges, etc.

Examining the patientspulse, abdomen, chest, liver, spleen, urine, stool and sputum if considered necessary

Diagnosing the disease properly and prescribing medicines according to patient?s temperament

Providing all the necessary instructions regarding use of medicines, diet and other precaution to be taken

Preparing and selling tonics and other medicines such as ?Kushtas(ashes of burnt metal) and ?Maul Laul Lahm(extracts from birds meat, fruits, etc.)

Proficient in observing, assessing and recording symptoms, reactions and progress of the patients

Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids

Skilled in prescribing dosages along with instructing patients about the correct usage

Skilled in managing direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnosis and treatment

Knowledge of preparing tonics and other medicines like ?Kushtasand ?Maul Laul Lahm?

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Skilled in interpreting tests and accordingly counselling patients on rehabilitative, preventative and dietary care

Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

Will be updated

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listener

Good communication skills





It is a desk job

Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - 15,600 to 39,100 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview ofHealthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

With a number of people turning towards natural medicines like Unani and Ayurveda, a number of Government allopathic hospitals, have a separate wing for Unani Medicine and therefore, the job prospects for Physician, Unani are good. Above all, this branch of medicine has proven to be effective in healing and is relatively cheaper as compared to any other medicinal options.


Government hospitals

Medical institutes

Government primary healthcare centres



Cities and towns across India