New Delhi: The Ayush Ministry on Thursday launched a campaign for distributing Ayush prophylactic medicines and written guidelines on diet and lifestyle to 75 lakh people across the country to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign was launched by the Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister of State (MoS) for Ayush Munjpara Mahendrabhai, according to a ministry statement.
The campaign will focus on the geriatric (people aged 60 and above) population and frontline workers.
The kit of ayurvedic prophylactic medicines for COVID-19 contains Sanshamani Vati, 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), PTI reported.
The campaign was launched as part of the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to mark 75 years of India’s freedom. The year-long campaign will continue till August 2022, when India celebrates the 75th anniversary of independence.
In his virtual address, Sonowal said the ministry’s campaign is aimed at contributing to the vision and mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure “health for all”. The prime minister has listed seven tasks to fight the pandemic and among those, the first one is taking care of the elderly.