AYUSH 64: Key Things To Know The Ayurvedic Drug To Treat Cov
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The central government has announced the free distribution of AYUSH-64 kits at seven centres in Delhi. The announcement comes at a time when the nation is dealing with a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. So here are key things to know the Ayurvedic drug to treat coronavirus. AYUSH 64' is a polyherbal formulation that has been found useful in the treatment of asymptomatic, mild and moderate Covid-19 infection.

It is recommended in the National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga which is vetted by the National Task Force on COVID Management of ICMR and Guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation. It has been repurposed as an add on to standard care for coronavirus patients after a robust multi-centre clinical trial which was monitored by Ministry of AYUSH-CSIR Joint Monitoring Committee under the chairmanship of Dr V M Katoch, former DG, ICMR.

Who can take the medicine?

According to a release by the ministry, those with mild to moderate COVID-19 cases showing initial symptoms like fever, malaise, body ache, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, headache, cough etc. and asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 can preferably start AYUSH- 64.

Where will it be available?

The seven centres are All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA); Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga; Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine; Unani Medical Centre at Safdarjung Hospital; Unani Speciality Clinic, Dr M A Ansari Health Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia; Central Ayurveda Research Institute in Punjabi Bagh and Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy.

The Naturopathy Hospital of CCRYN in Sector 19, Rohini will also start distributing free 'AYUSH 64' from May 12. Apart from this, a sale counter has also been set up at the reception of Ayush Bhawan, B block, GPO Complex where both AYUSH 64 and AYURAKSHA kits are available.

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