Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has determined to give school students a homoeopathic preventive medicine against COVID-19. A directive to this effect was given by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Accordingly, Arsenicum album 30 CH is the homeo drug extensively prescribed as a prophylactic against COVID-19. It is among the “preventive and prophylactic simple remedies” against COVID-19 listed by the Ministry of AYUSH. However, The World Health Organisation (WHO) has not endorsed Arsenicum album for COVID-19 treatment.
The nitty-gritty of the distribution of the homoeo preventive medicine in schools would be taken after a meeting with Education Minister V Sivankutty, Health Minister Veena George stated.
Meanwhile, Dr Vijayambika, the Director of the Homeopathy Department, has directed its District Medical Officers to give a report on the availability of the homoeo preventive medicine in each district. As per the plan, three pills of Arsenicum album will be given to students three times in an interval of 21 days.