'Hamdard' is a compound word derived from Persian, which combines the words 'hum' (used in the sense of 'companion') and 'dard' (meaning 'pain'). 'Hamdard' thus means 'a companion in pain' and 'sympathizer in suffering'.
Even with humble beginning, the goals of Hamdard were lofty; for easing and healing the suffering of the sick with the help of herbs. With a simple tenet that no one has ever become poor by giving, Hakeem Abdul Majeed let the whole world find compassion in him. Unfortunately, he passed away quite early but his wife, Rabia Begum, with the support of her son, Hakeem Abdul Hameed, not only kept the institution in existence but also expanded it. As he grew up, Hakeem Abdul Hameed took on all his responsibilities. After helping with his younger brother's upbringing and education, he inducted him in running the institution. Both brothers Hakeem Abdul Hameed and Hakim Mohammed Said rose above all else by uplifting others. With their extraordinary drive, the siblings raised Hamdard from the status of an Unani pharmaceutical company to that of a welfare organisation as well and transformed it into a waqf or trust dedicated to the nation's health and education.
We had always maintained that working in old, traditional ways would not be entirely fruitful. A broader outlook was essential for a continued and meaningful existence. Our effective team at Hamdard helped the system gain its pride of place and thus we made an entry into an expansive world of discovery and research.
Unending dedication, incessant commitment and prolonged experiments helped us to succeed. Our vast pharmaceutical knowledge of Unani formulations only added to our triumph.
The challenges that lay ahead of us began with the variety of formulae given for one polyherbal medicine in various pharmacopoeias Added to that, there were hardly any records to help with the processing of the medicines. Not one to concede and admit defeat, we overcame these obstacles and after some tremendous amount of research, we collated widely recognised formulations. We then went ahead and standardised and indexed them. This has been published as the Hamdard pharmacopoeia (Qarabadin-Hamdard).
Apart from the recognised medicines, our organisation has also launched some entirely new medicines. The R&D centres we are truly proud of are equipped with cutting-edge enabling technologies for research. The capabilities we own span the development of differentiated products and this is what makes the organisation a trustworthy and highly reputed company.
Even as we focus on developing new technologies, we continuously monitor research efficiency.
Our Vision: Empowering the underprivileged in India by providing equal opportunities at every stage in their lives.
Our Mission: Hamdard is committed to Institutional Building, Collaboration, Innovation and Initiatives for Health, Education and Economic Empowerment of Society.
Hamdard is committed to making quality healthcare an affordable and accessible reality throughout the world. To achieve this commitment, Hamdard has established core values and lives by its philosophy that provides the foundations for all of our products and services.