New Delhi : The government’s search for a way to tackle the highly infectious COVID-19 went into the field of alternative medicine today as the Ministry of AYUSH asked practitioners of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Naturopathy to look for a cure for the global pandemic. Nearly 20,000 people have contracted coronavirus in the country, of whom 640 people died and more than 3,800 people recovered.
So far, there is no cure for COVID-19. But over the last few days, officials said the AYUSH Ministry has received more than 2,000 proposals claiming possible treatments.
The notification from the ministry came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged AYUSH practitioners to take part in the battle against coronavirus. On March 28, PM Modi, while interacting with AYUSH practitioners through a video conference, suggested that they utilise their resources to manufacture essential items such as sanitisers.