As Tamil Nadu’s coronavirus tally crossed the 64,000-mark, the state authorities has claimed the native Siddha remedy for sufferers with no or gentle signs has given 100 per cent restoration fee.
On Tuesday, Yoga trainer Ramadev’s Patanjali Ayurved claimed that it has launched medicines that may remedy the extremely infectious sickness inside seven days. The firm has been ordered by the federal government to cease promoting or publicising such claims till they’ve been examined.
In Tamil Nadu, after reporting profitable restoration of 25 sufferers at a centre in Chennai, the state authorities is increasing the usage of Siddha remedy on the Ambedkar College at Vyasarpadi within the capital metropolis, a coronavirus hotspot.
Citing centuries of knowledge behind Siddha, an historic Tamil means of remedy, the state’s Development Minister Okay Pandiarajan denied the validity of the argument that the transfer to undertake this largely unscientific medical apply would endanger lives of sufferers.
“There is a 100 per cent success rate. We are not endangering lives. Siddha is a trump card for us. We are blending Siddha, Yoga and Ayurveda. There is no empirical verification but there is enough history. People have faith. We are documenting many cases now,” the minister informed NDTV.
“Siddha doesn’t have the last mile – ventilator or oxygen support. Then allopathy takes over for such cases. That’s only less than 3 per cent of total cases,” he added.
A senior officer from the well being division mentioned: “We are giving Siddha treatment only for willing cases among symptomatic and mild cases. They are happy.”
However allopathic medical practitioners have sounded a observe of warning, citing lack of enough scientific scrutiny.
“We have nothing against it but the only problem is Siddha is not proven through documented studies, trials and results. The treatment known to involve use of heavy metals leading to kidney issues in the long run. But allopathy goes through trials with animals first, then sick patients and healthy people. That’s why Siddha isn’t accepted internationally,” mentioned Dr Arthur, who relies out of the Nagapattinam city.
Initially the state authorities had beneficial Kabasura Kudineer, a Siddha concoction, as an immunity booster.
However in course of time the ruling AIADMK, celebration insiders say, toed the road of BJP on the centre, its ally.
“Even the Prime Minister has recommended this as a mark of raising the immunity among the people and we are giving the concoction door to door and people like it,” Mr Pandiarajan mentioned.
On Tuesday, Yoga trainer Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved was requested by the federal government to furnish particulars of Ayurvedic medicines it launched claiming they will remedy coronavirus.
The Ministry of Ayush requested Patanjali to offer on the earliest particulars just like the composition of the medicines, the outcomes of its analysis, the hospitals the place the analysis was carried out, whether or not the corporate had a clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee and whether or not it had registered for the scientific trials.
There isn’t any scientific proof of any various remedy for COVID-19, at the same time as vaccines are being examined by many nations. The World Health Organisation has additionally cautioned in opposition to such claims.
Renowned carnatic vocalist T M Krishna tweeted: “If anybody else had done this he would have been arrested for spreading misinformation in times of crisis.”