The great legendary Homoeopath, Dr. Pareshnath Banerji established his famous charitable dispensary at Mihijam (now in the state of Jharkhand) in India in the year 1918. His method of treatment became extremely successful and thus soon it created the great demand among all sections of society throughout the country. He followed the philanthropic ideology starting from his uncle Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, who was also an amateur Homoeopath, which is still being followed in our centre. He established the famous Mihijam Institute of Homoeopathy in 1920, the first Institute for scientifically teaching Homoeopathy.
It is necessary to mention here that Dr. Pareshnath Banerji never took any money from any patient whether rich or poor, in the form of fees or for supplying medicines throughout his life. The number of patients since 1920 to 1930 increased to about 700 to 1000 per day coming from all over the country and also from abroad realising his ability to cure and his zealous devotion and sacrifice. He served the patients with the help of few assistants trained by him, when any other homoeopath, big or small, was able to attract only 5 or 6 patients a day, or even less, and they could not make Homoeopathy a reliable system. By this time, he made Homoeopathy known to about 10 million people (including his patients) of our country by serving about 3 million prescriptions. At that time, undivided India's population was only about 330 million. The dignitaries like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, First President of India, Dr. S.P. Radhakrishnan, Former President of India, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Martyr Jatindra Nath Mukherjee, Maharaja of Nepal and many others were attracted by his healing powers and used Homoeopathy from him. Apart from this at that time he attracted a huge number of patients from Europe, U.K., and Asian countries also. This created a great awareness about Homoeopathy among the people of our country and it was only then that they started to consider Homoeopathy as a dependable system of medicine. Thus he was the founder of Homoeopathy in India.
Worthy son of Dr. Pareshnath Banerji, Dr. Parimal Banerji joined his father in the year 1951 and continued research since 1954 availing of the great opportunity of a huge number of patients which by that time rose up to 2000 on an average per day. Dr. Parimal Banerji continued the philanthropic principles of his father and he continued maintaining the famous charitable dispensary of his father where even today under his aegis completely free consultation and medicine is being given to the huge number of patients at Mihijam. The continuously increasing number of patients and volume of research required decentralization and huge amount of fund. Therefore since 1974 Dr. Parimal Banerji has opened centres at Asansol, Mihijam, Patna, Kolkata, Ranchi, Burdwan etc. where at certain hours he has arranged to realize some fees.
This fund has enabled him to open several Medical Research Departments namely Department of Oncology (Cancer), Department of Gyanaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology etc. and such departments are being run by physicians trained by Dr. Parimal Banerji and now headed by Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya, a highly qualified, learned and capable disciple of Dr. Parimal Banerji. A huge number of patients from all over India and USA and other countries are attending this clinic known as Dr. Parimal Banerji's Medical Research Centre.
Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya is regularly attending teleconference and video conference with all serious cases from all over the world for which a prior appointment is necessary. Dr.Parimal Banerji an octogenarian now is available for the research departments and also for Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya as a consultant, an advisor and guide to this large research institution, which is unparallel in the world. The patients coming from all over the world are being successfully treated by Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya and her team of physicians conducting the departments of different diseases.