Pondy for Ayurveda, Siddha cure to Covid-19 patients

The Puducherry administration is contemplating to extend Ayurveda and Siddha treatments to Covid-19 patients who desire for it, in addition to traditional medicines being used as immunity boosters.

The Union Territory aims to explore possibilities of integrative treatment through the initiative and already identified necessary infrastructure for the purpose.

“…A wing at the Mahatma Gandhi Government Dental College here will be allotted for the Siddha /Ayurvedic treatment for Covid-19 patients. A team of doctors from Puducherry held discussions with officials of the Siddha and Ayurveda hospitals in Chennai and obtained the details for the treatment under these systems in Puducherry,” Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy told reporters.

He said a video conference was also held with the faculty and doctors of the Siddha and Ayurveda colleges functioning in Mahe earlier and they too expressed willingness to make themselves available to treat Covid-19 patients. “Very soon the facility will be available.”

The chief minister urged people to be more cautious and strictly adhere to the guidelines issued by the administration to contain the spread of the deadly disease. He said the government will bear the expenditure of treatment that the private medical colleges offer to patients referred to them by the government.

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