Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram): As part of measures to gear up for the possible third wave of the COVID pandemic, Homeopathy hospitals and dispensaries in the Southern state Kerala will hereafter start treatment for COVID-19. The state government has given the approval in this regard tardily after the Union government and the Supreme Court gave consent. The Union Ayush department and the Supreme court had earlier ordered that homoeopathic treatment can be carried out for the pandemic disease.
But as the state government did not issue an order promptly, homoeopathy doctors approached the Kerala High Court. The court had directed to issue the order within 28 days.
The Ayush department has prescribed 20 medicines for homoeopathic treatment. Till now, only preventive medicines for COVID-19 were given through the homoeopathy hospitals in the state.
Recently it was reported in the media that AYUSH 64 is a polyherbal formulation that had been found useful in the treatment of asymptomatic, mild and moderate COVID-19 infection. It is recommended in the National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga, which is vetted by the National Task Force on COVID Management of ICMR and Guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation.
As reports, now, the 34 homoeopathy hospitals in the government sector and 1,070 dispensaries can provide treatment. Also, the private homeo hospitals are also not barred from treating the disease.