02 August, 2021

‘Health Is A Complex Subject, Our Understanding Is Still Evolving’

What was gold standard a decade ago may not be relevant today, hence there cannot be an answer to developing on line of modern medicine, says Ayush secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

‘Health Is A Complex Subject, Our Understanding Is Still Evolving’
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2021-03-26T14:06:07+05:30

In an email interview, Ayush secretary Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha spoke about the role Indian system of medicine has been playing during the pandemic.

How many studies/clinical trials have been conducted?

System-wise studies include 61 studies of ayurveda, 26 studies of homeopathy, 12 studies of siddha, 8 unani and 13 of yoga and naturopathy. Interim trends have shown promising outcomes in mitigation of COVID-19.

A total of 40 manuscripts related to COVID-19 studies have been prepared.

Many hospitals have treated Covid patients?

The All India Institute of Ayurveda conducted a clinical project/study in which ayurvedic medicines has been administered to improve immunity of 80,000 Delhi Police personnel. Outcome/result of the study is encouraging.

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