New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the Ayush Ministry's advisory to permit use of homoeopathy medicines as add-ons to standard care in Covid-19 treatment, Parliament was told on Friday.In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who holds additional charge of the Ayush Ministry, said that while homoeopathy treatment is not to be given in standalone mode for Covid-19 treatment, Ayush interventions, including homoeopathy, as add-on to standard care are allowed.He also said that the Ayush Ministry has taken many steps with the help of other systems of medicine, including homeopathy, for Covid-19-related treatment.The Minister also cited the Ministry's letter dated March 6, 2020 to all Chief Secretaries of states and Union Territories, conveying specific suggestions on augmentation of general immunity of people and about possible Ayush interventions.He also mentioned the self-care guidelines issued by the Ministry on March 31, 2020 for preventive health measures and enhancing immunity with special reference to respiratory health.Further, the Ayush Ministry, through various research organisations and National Institutes under it, has conducted 105 interdisciplinary clinical studies (including 20 studies of homoeopathy) at 136 centres in the country.Clinical research studies are conducted on Ayush interventions as prophylactic interventions in high risk population targeting approximately five lakhs population and as an add-on to standard care to Covid-19 management.--IANSaka/vd
As of now, the Ministry of AYUSH has signed 25 Country to Country MoUs for Cooperation in field of Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy namely Nepal, Bangladesh, Hungary, Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia, WHO Geneva, Mauritius, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Myanmar, Germany (Joint declaration), Iran, Sao Tome & Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea, Cuba, Colombia, Japan (MoC), Bolivia, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, China, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Brazil, and Zimbabwe.
23 MoUs for undertaking collaborative research in AYUSH systems of medicine have been signed with various foreign universities in countries namely Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, WHO Geneva, United States, Argentina, Israel, Brazil, Australia, Austria Tajikistan, and Ecuador.
Ministry of AYUSH has signed 13 MoUs for setting up of AYUSH academic Chairs with foreign institutes/ universities in countries like Mauritius, Russia, Argentina, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Latvia, Trinidad & Tobago, etc.
Ministry of AYUSH is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme through State / UT Governments and providing financial assistance to them for development and promotion of AYUSH Systems as per the proposals received in their State Annual Action Plans (SAAPs). Further, Public Health being a State subject, the creation of Health facilities comes under the purview of the respective State / UT Government.
However, under National AYUSH Mission (NAM), as per the proposal received from State / UT Governments, the Ministry of AYUSH sanctioned setting up of 92 new up to 50 bedded integrated AYUSH Hospitals since the inception of NAM till 2019-20. During 2019-20, the Ministry of AYUSH provided grant-in-aid of Rs. 494.91 Crore to States/ UTs for various components under NAM and States / UTs have reported an expenditure of Rs. 117.77 Crore.
The Minister of State (The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), Sh. KirenRijiju (Additional Charge)stated this in a written reply in the RajyaSabha here today. (Source - PIB)
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) There are many who certify that Homoeopathy can do wonders in cases of skin related viral diseases, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) said on Monday.A case study published recently in AYUHOM, the Research Journal of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong illustrates this point, mentioned AYUSH.The case study has been authored by Sangita Saha, Reader, Department of Organon of Medicine and Mahakas Mandal, Post Graduate Trainee, Department of Practice of Medicine, the Calcutta Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital along with Koushik Bhar, Post Graduate Trainee, and the National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata.Treatment of five patients suffering with five different skin diseases with Homoeopathy has given notable results which give a boost to the conviction of the positive effects of Homoeopathic medicine on such skin disorders.Skin diseases are numerous and frequently occurring health problems affecting all ages, not only India, but globally also.The Global Burden of Disease project has shown that the skin diseases continue to be the fourth leading cause of non-fatal disease burden worldwide.Experts engaged with Homoeopathy treatment opine that Homeopathic approach to common viral skin diseases can be a game changer in offering affordable and effective solutions to a large number of people.The case study was done on five patients with Wart, Herpes Zoster and Molluscan Contagiosum. Skin warts are benign tumours caused by infection of keratinocytes. Herpes Zoster results from reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (that also causes chickenpox). On the other hand, Molluscan contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by closely related types of Pox Virus, and is common with children worldwide, especially in warm climates."It is known that Homoeopathy treats the patient, not the disease. Thus, the skin manifestations were treated by the means of internal medication following the principles of Homoeopathy, in these cases. And the results are extremely encouraging," the Ministry said.After applying the indicated medicines as per the guidelines of Organon of Medicine and in different phases as per the susceptibility of each individual patient, it has come out that the medicines were able to not only remove the skin lesion efficiently, but also to provide relief to the associated symptoms of the patient."Not only that, none of the patients complained about any adverse effect during the treatment."The case studies can be considered as a pilot project, said the Ministry, adding randomised controlled trials with larger sample size can be taken up in the next stage so that conclusive evidence on the healing power of Homoeopathy for viral skin diseases can be generated.--IANSrak/dpb