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Doctor brings hopes amid Nagaland Swine flu scare

By EMN Updated: Feb 25, 2015 12:42 am

Suraj Pokharel
Dimapur, February 24

A noble-hearted doctor in Dimapur is playing her role in bringing a ray of hope to the panicked stricken people of Nagaland following the detection of Swine flu cases in the state. Dr. Rajani Sethi of Sethi Homoeo Chamber in Dimapur town has been distributing homoeopathic medicines to ward off the Swine flu. She has been giving Arsenicum Albul-30 free of cost since last Friday. “We have been distributing free medicines. It (medicine) has been sponsored by the Central Clinical of Research in Homoeopathic,” said Dr Sethi on Tuesday.
Harping on the safe side of the medicine, Dr Sethi said that the practice of homoeopathy is more than 2, 500 years old. “It is also affordable and thus we are serving the poorest of the poor”, she added.
“We will be distributing the medicines as much as we can”, she assured. From Wednesday they will be dispatching the medicines to GBs for distributing in their own localities.
Meanwhile, speaking to Eastern Mirror, one anxious man waiting for the medicines said, “We have come all the way from Phek district just to get the medicines”.
Later in the afternoon as the number of medicine seekers increased, IRB personnel had to intervene to manage the crowd.
Meanwhile, the department of Health and Family has not given any directive to distribute medicines to control the Swine flu to any non governmental organization, Dr. MH Wati, chief medical officer of Dimapur district said. “That is (homoeopathic medicine) not in our practice. So we cannot say anything about it”, he added.
The medical officer also said using homoeopathic medications had no side-effects. Therefore, the health authorities allowed Dr. Rajani Sethi the programme.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tia Sunep, director of Health & Family Welfare when queried about Arsenicum Albul-30 being distributed to the public, said that the Health department would be issuing a notice in this regard in a day or two.

By EMN Updated: Feb 25, 2015 12:42:15 am