Continuing its series of activities under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the AYUSH Ministry today launched a campaign of distributing Ayush prophylactic medicines and written guidelines on diet and lifestyle in New Delhi. The drive was jointly kick-started by Minister For Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai.
In the next one year, the immunity booster medicines and the guidelines to combat COVID-19 will be distributed to 75 lakh people across the country, with special focus on people of 60 years and above and the frontline workers.
The kit of Ayurveda prophylactic medicines for COVID-19 contains Sanshamani Vati, which is also known as Guduchi or Giloy Ghan Vati and Ashwagandha Ghan Vati. The kit and the guidelines have been prepared by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Medicines CCRAS.
In his virtual address, Mr Sarbananda Sonowal said that the campaign aimed at contributing to the vision and mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure Health for All. He said, the Prime Minister has listed seven tasks to fight pandemic and among those first one is taking care of elderly. The Minister said, distribution of Ayush prophylactic medicines will help citizens to boost immunity against the Corona virus. He said, during the two waves of pandemic, people of this country showed great faith in our traditional system of medicine. Mr. Sonowal said, their faith has encouraged Ministry to come up with this nationwide distribution campaign. He said, the campaign is being carried out through the robust network of more than 86 Ayush institutions across the country.