Manipur CM launches ‘Ayush-64’ tablet for Covid treatment
Imphal, June 18 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh, on Friday launched ‘Ayush-64,’ a polyherbal formulation used in the treatment of asymptomatic Covid-19 patients and those with mild and moderate symptoms in a simple programme held at the chief minister’s secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister stated that Ministry of Ayush, government of India, has approved the use of Ayush-64 (tablet) in the treatment of Covid-19 in adults (over 18 years of age).
Maintaining that the tablet had been approved after proper clinical trials, he said that it would be useful in treating asymptomatic, mild and moderate Covid-19 patients as the same is purely organic and would not have any side effects.
Regarding the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, he said 20 samples were sent for testing to know the variant of the virus of which 18 samples came out to be of the new variant called delta variant.
Stating that the said variant had been the major cause of rapid spread, he informed that home isolation patients would be provided additional medicines useful in treatment of the variant. Apart from this, he said home isolation patients would also be provided 20 triple-layer masks each and hand sanitiser with extra medicines from today.
He appealed to the public to come up with constructive criticisms and encourage the work of healthcare and frontline workers rather than just pointing out mistakes and taking up negative propaganda in this crucial hour of the pandemic.
The Union minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge), Kiren Rijiju, had earlier launched the Ayush-64 on May 7 this year for nationwide distribution campaign for benefit of the vast majority of out-of-hospital Covid-19 patients.
The Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) had also recently completed a robust multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Ayush-64 in the management of mild to moderate Covid-19 patients.
Minister of Agriculture Oinam Lukhoi, minister of Education Sorokhaibam, advisor to chief (health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, deputy chairperson of Manipur State Planning Board L Rameshwor were among others who attended the programme.