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Faculty of Ayurveda Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221005
Covid-19- pandemic-Indian perspective
COVID -19 is a pandemic situation caused due to novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), now called as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus -2 (SARS CoV 2). Since the report of the first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India on 30th January 2020, originating from China, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have confirmed a total of 52,952 cases, 15,267 recoveries (including 1 migration) and 1783 deaths in the country as on dated 07.05.2020.Following Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s repeated push to the AYUSH ministry guidelines, which suggest a range of home remedies to boost immunity, many states have started mass distribution of Ayurvedic medicines and homeopathy medicines as immunity boosters.
Recently, the AYUSH Ministry in collaboration with the Health Ministry has launched clinical trials on Ayurveda as prophylaxis to COVID-19. Hon’ble Health Minister, Dr. Harshvardhan has announced the clinical trial on Ayurvedic drugs as a prophylactic measure in high risk persons involved with COVID -19 and also its direct role to fight against corona virus. This historic step is a joint initiative of Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and family welfare and the Ministry of Science and Technology through Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) with technical support of ICMR .