Covid-19: Kerala to use Ayurveda for prevention & treatment

The South India state of Kerala has decided to use ‘Ayurveda’ for prevention and treatment of Covid-19 as part of intensifying efforts to combat the virus threat.

“We’ve decided to utilize Ayurveda both as a preventive measure and also for treatment of Covid-19 illness…The treatment will also be provided to those cured of the disease to help them regain full health,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on, while announcing various initiatives to make avail the traditional medical science to the needy, including the establishment of Ayurraksha clinics and the setting up of Niraamaya online portal.

The Ayurraksha clinics will be formed by linking various Ayurveda dispensaries and hospitals across the state. Similarly, all the Government Ayurveda treatment centres will be connected and quick treatment ensured through a dedicated Niraamaya (disease management) online portal.

Special focus will be given to enhance immunity of people over 60 years of age through the disease prevention ‘Sudhayusha’ project while the ‘Swathyam’ project will be rolled out to spread awareness among the public about the importance of light exercises, the chief minister said.

The state, which has turned out to be a role model in successful containment of the disease spread, has reported 345 positive cases so far. While it recorded maximum number of confirmed and active cases initially, new cases are on the fall of late.

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