तिरुवनंतपुरम | पी.के. वॉरियर आयुर्वेद के ध्वजवाहक और केरल की पारंपरिक चिकित्सा प्रणाली के लोकप्रिय प्रतिपादकों में से एक वारियर का शनिवार को 100 वर्ष की आयु में उनके गृहनगर मलप्पुरम जिले में निधन हो गया। उनके निधन के बाद शोक व्यक्त करने का सिलसिला जारी है।
अपने निजी अनुभव को याद करते हुए पूर्व रक्षा मंत्री ए.के. एंटनी ने कहा कि एक दिन उन्हें तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री पी.वी. नरसिम्हा राव ने कहा था कि श्रीलंका के तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री सिरिमावो भंडारनायके अस्वस्थ थी और चलने में असमर्थ थीं, इसलिए कई चर्चाओं के बाद यह निर्णय लिया गया कि वह आयुर्वेदिक उपचार से गुजरेंगी।
एंटनी ने कहा, "यह तय किया गया था कि वह (सिरीमावो भंडारनायके) तिरुवनंतपुरम के लिए उड़ान भरेगी और केरल के राज्यपाल के आधिकारिक आवास पर रहेगी, जबकि वारियर के नेतृत्व में आयुर्वेद डॉक्टरों की एक टीम ने उनका इलाज शुरू किया। वह एक स्ट्रेचर पर आई थी और मैं उन्हें लेने के लिए हवाई अड्डे पर जाना था लेकिन इलाज के बाद, जब मैं उन्हें विदा करने गया तो मैंने उन्हें मुस्कुराते हुए और अच्छे से चलते हुए देखा।"
एंटनी ने कहा, "वॉरियर एक विनम्र और सरल व्यक्ति थे, लेकिन अपने विषय में ज्ञान का भंडार थे। आयुर्वेद के सबसे प्रमुख प्रतिपादकों में से एक ने हमें छोड़ दिया है, जो एक बहुत बड़ी क्षति है।"
वह इस साल जून में 100 साल के हो गए थे, लेकिन कोविड -19 से संक्रमित थे, जिसके बाद वे मूत्र संबंधी बीमारियों से पीड़ित थे।
वह आयुर्वेद उपचार केंद्र कोट्टक्कल आर्य वैद्य शाला के प्रबंध न्यासी थे, जो आयुर्वेद दवाओं का उत्पादन करता है।
वह 1999 में पद्म श्री और 2010 में पद्म भूषण के प्राप्तकर्ता थे। उनकी पत्नी स्वर्गीय माधविकुट्टी के वारियर एक कवि थीं।
केरल के राज्यपाल आरिफ मोहम्मद खान ने पी.के. वॉरियर के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त किया।
खान ने कहा, "एक चिकित्सक के रूप में, वह आयुर्वेद की वैज्ञानिक खोज के लिए प्रतिबद्ध थे। उन्हें आयुर्वेद के आधुनिकीकरण में उनके उत्कृष्ट योगदान के लिए याद किया जाएगा। एक मानवतावादी के रूप में, उन्होंने समाज में सभी के लिए अच्छे स्वास्थ्य और सम्मान के जीवन की कल्पना की। उनका निधन पीके वारियर चिकित्सा बिरादरी के लिए एक बहुत बड़ी क्षति है।"
केरल के मुख्यमंत्री पिनराई विजयन ने कहा कि वॉरियर के प्रयासों ने ही आयुर्वेद को दुनिया भर में एक नया आयाम और स्वीकार्यता प्रदान की है क्योंकि उनके मजबूत वैज्ञानिक आधार के साथ वे आयुर्वेद को पेश करने और प्रोजेक्ट करने में सक्षम थे। (एजेंसी)
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New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Accompanied by Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday flagged off 900 oxygen concentrators from here for Himachal Pradesh."The oxygen concentrators will cater to 1,400 beds in Anurag Thakur's Hamirpur Parliamentary constituency. Anurag Thakur has transformed Hamirpur into an oxygen bank," Singh said on the occasion. "A total of 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 3 PSA plants and lakhs of Covid supplies make Hamirpur fully equipped to fight Covid-19," Thakur said.Singh further said, "I applaud Anurag Thakur for setting up an oxygen bank for Himachal Pradesh. This bank will be big enough to cater to 1,400 beds and help in our fight against Covid. He had previously sent multiple consignments, including lakhs of Covid relief materials, and his efforts are immensely admirable. "This is a big effort put in by Anurag Thakur and I encourage him to continue his social efforts for his constituency and the state. He has taken this endeavour with the intent of ‘seva' and followed the BJP's mantra of ‘Seva hi Sangathan'."Speaking during the flag off ceremony, Thakur said, "I express my gratitude to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for flagging off 900 oxygen concentrators on my request for Himachal Pradesh. Since the Covid pandemic began, I have provided over 1,000 oxygen concentrators and 3 PSA plants for Himachal Pradesh. I've also regularly strengthened the hands of the local administration by providing lakhs of masks, PPE kits, surgical gloves and other Covid resources. "I am constantly monitoring the Covid situation in my constituency. I would also like to add that we had dispatched 17 Asptal mobile medical units carrying Covid relief materials for 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh. My endeavour has been to strengthen the relief efforts in Himachal by providing timely resources to help save lives. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, all efforts have been made to ensure that we avert the third wave and save lives."A few weeks ago, on the request and initiative of Thakur, BJP President J.P. Nadda had laid the foundation for 2 PSA oxygen plants of 140 LPM each in Hamirpur and Bilaspur and flagged off 108 oxygen concentrators along with 160 oxygen cylinders as part of Covid relief for Himachal Pradesh.--IANSarm/
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, has thanked BJP President J.P. Nadda and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for flagging off vehicles carrying 160 oxygen cylinders, 108 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh.He has also thanked the BJP chief for laying the foundation for a oxygen bank in Himachal Pradesh. Two oxygen plants -- one each in Hamirpur and Bilaspur -- are coming up with the efforts of the Union minister. Thakur said, "The need for oxygen has increased in this second wave of Covid pandemic. In Himachal Pradesh, especially in Hamirpur parliamentary constituency, there is no shortage of oxygen for coronavirus patients, as I am making oxygen bank with my personal efforts. The work for setting up of the oxygen bank consisting of 300 oxygen concentrators, 200 oxygen cylinders and three plants, has been started. This will provide uninterrupted supply of oxygen to 700 hospital beds. "Today, the national president of the BJP, Jagat Prakash Nadda, laid the foundation for two oxygen plants at Hamirpur and Bilaspur and flagged off vehicles carrying 160 oxygen cylinders, 108 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment from Delhi. This will provide uninterrupted oxygen supply to 330 beds in Himachal with immediately. I express my heartfelt gratitude to honourable Nadda ji and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur ji for giving be blessings by joining virtually on this occasion. Our efforts will strengthen the fight against Corona in Himachal Pradesh."Anurag Thakur further said, "Just as crores of workers of the world's largest political party under the able leadership of respected Nadda ji, are serving the country with full devotion in these difficult times, similarly the Jai Ram Thakur-led government in Himachal is taking all necessary steps to deal with the pandemic." The Union minister said, "Just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not left any stone unturned to provide medicine, oxygen, ventilator, vaccination etc to fight the second wave, in the same way, with my personal efforts I have provided 108 oxygen concentrators, 105 oxygen cylinders, 3,00,000 masks, including 53,000 N-95 masks, 25,000 gloves, 10,200 face shields and 13,500 PPE kits along with 3,500 NRM, 1,500 pulse oximeters, 6,400 oxygen masks, 2,000 oxygen regulators, 100 thermal scanners and 3,500 sanitisers to the people of Himachal Pradesh."Speaking on the occasion, Nadda said, "I congratulate Anurag Thakur Ji for his efforts and sensitivity that he has shown towards the people of Himachal Pradesh during this second wave. Serving the people is his ultimate goal. He has sent medical equipment and aid material to every corner of the state, which proved to be very helpful in the fight against corona." Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, "Himachal Pradesh is fighting the Covid pandemic very effectively. The state is getting full support from the Center by Nadda ji and Union Minister Anurag Thakur ji in this fight. We have ensured that the medical equipment and support materials sent by Anurag Thakur from Delhi should reach the needy in every corner of the state. "Now these oxygen plants, concentrators and cylinders will help the Covid patients in a big way. Himachal government is providing best possible facilities to Covid patients. Recently, we launched home isolation kits and e-Sanjeevani mobile app for Covid patients, which has received positive response."--IANS skp/arm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Over 200 Covid patients who suffered with mucormycosis or the 'black fungus' infection are being treated in more than a dozen hospitals in the national capital, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday.Jain cautioned people to be watchful and not resort to self-medication, particularly with steroids.The health minister stated that as a large number of people have tested positive in Delhi and during the treatment several of them were given steroids, and therefore, people need to be very careful."Last year, 30-50 cases of black fungus were reported but this year the number has increased multiple times. It is being found this time a lot in post-Covid cases. We have to be watchful as a large number of people have tested positive in Delhi, several of them put on steroids, and many are diabetic in which case, if the sugar level is not maintained, it flares up," Jain added.He said the sugar levels of those who are diabetic and put on steroids, go up. This has to be monitored and brought under control through insulin injections, so people must do that too.Mucormycosis or black fungus is more common among people whose immunity has dropped owing to Covid, diabetes, kidney disease, liver or cardiac disorders, age-related issues, or those on medication for auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.As per reports, around a dozen patients suffering from the infection have died in several hospitals in Delhi including at AIIMS, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Moolchand and Aakash Hospital.--IANSpd/ash
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With the rising number of cases of 'black fungus' in the capital complaints regarding shortage of Amphotericin B, a drug used to treat black fungus, have started coming in. Also, private hospitals are struggling to procure the suddenly in-demand drug.The private healthcares in Delhi have voiced concern that the rare 'fungal' infection is only going to increase in the days to come. As per the reports, several private hospitals have pointed out that a committee setup under the Delhi Government to provide medicines is causing delay in providing Amphotericin B due to a lot of paperwork having to be done for the purpose.Doctors said that in normal situations, they use drugs immediately but now they would have to undertake paperwork and get the drug use cleared by the government. They say the paperwork has certainly added to the hospitals' troubles. It's time consuming to fill in patient details on the government portal. The government could consider daily delivery of the drug to a hospital since it would be easier this way to check the usage as well.Replying to a query in the matter, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the supply of Amphotericin B and other required medicines are controlled by the Centre and the states are receiving supply of medicines as per the allotted quota. "Shortage of Amphotericin B is not only in Delhi but across the nation. Delhi government will provide it to the hospitals as soon as the medicine is received from the Centre," Jain added."The Centre will provide around 2000 injections of Amphotericin B and the state administration will supply it to the hospitals as soon as it is received," Jain added.An advisory issued by the Delhi Government stated that a committee has been formed to prevent the indiscriminate use of this injection and to establish a transparent, efficient and time-bound system of distribution of this drug to the needy Covid-19 patients on clinically approved grounds.--IANSpd/bg
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday said that there were close to 200 cases of 'black fungus' reported so far in the Capital and advised people to report such cases immediately to doctors and not take medicines on their own.The minister stated that the health department of the Delhi government was taking steps to check the rising cases of black fungus in the city and making medicines available. "Once black fungus is confirmed, don't take medicines on your own and contact your doctor," Jain said said while talking to mediapersons on Friday.Due to surge in number of cases of 'black fungus', the Delhi government has decided to open dedicated centres at three hospitals - LNJP hospital, GTB hospital and Rajiv Gandhi hospital - for the treatment of the disease in Covid-19 recovered patients.Jain said that high sugar levels and the use of steroids during Covid treatment are linked to black fungus. "Steroids should only be used as per the advice of doctor," he said.Earlier on Thursday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the mucormycosis will be declared as epidemic if the need so arises. He also urged hospitals to use steroids in a controlled manner.Hospitals in Delhi have reported increased number of back fungus cases among people recovering from the novel Coronavirus infection during the second wave of the disease.On Friday, Jain told the press that Delhi does not have Covishield stock left to vaccinate people in the 18-44 age group and many vaccination centres in the national capital will have to be shut today.--IANSpd/ash