'Trump Card’: Tamil Nadu expands use of indigenous ‘Siddha’ treatment for COVID-19 patients
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the country continues to grapple with the Coronavirus pandemic, the struggle to find the cure of the vile contagion infection has reached its zenith, both allopathically and through indigenous means as well.
From Tamil Nadu, an indigenous bong of COVID cure has been banged by the authorities, as the state government has started to expand the use of traditional Tamilian Siddha treatment among the mildly symptomatic COVID cases. The treatment was earlier deemed successful in 25 patients at a COVID-care centre in Chennai’s Jawahar College Campus.
Earlier, according to a media report, 23 out of 25 prisoners had been cured of coronavirus treated with Siddha treatment, whereas the other two showed significant recovery.
"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," Tamil Nadu’s Development Minister K Pandiarajan was quoted as saying by NDTV.
Pandiarajan denied that Siddha, although has a respected place in the ancient Tamil texts, in modern age is a scientifically-unverified mode of treatment which can endanger the lives of those suffering from Coronavirus, a ‘Novel’ viral infection.
"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," Pandiarajan said.
According to the report, on May 29, the state government of Tamil Nadu held a feasibility meeting on exploring the Indian system of medicine for the treatment of COVID-19.
“Naturopathy treatment acts as a primary prevention method, helping in reducing the multiplication of the viral load. This method gives importance to the throat and nasal part of the body," Dr N Manavalan, Principal, Government Yoga and Naturopathic Medical College and Hospital, who was also the member of the panel was quoted as saying in the report.
The state of Tamil Nadu, with over 64,000 confirmed COVID cases and close to 45 per cent recovery rate remains the third worst-hit state in the country after Maharashtra and Delhi.
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