This week, Dr. Harsh Vardhan had issued rules based on Yoga and Ayurveda for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients this week. The Indian Medical Association has raised questions on their scientific basis.
new Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has questioned the scientific basis of the recently released government regulations based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the treatment of Kovid-19 patients with no symptoms and mild symptoms.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday issued rules regarding clinical management of Kovid-19 patients, including diet, yoga and Ashwagandha and AYUSH-64 to avoid corona virus infection and to treat mild and untreated patients. A list of Ayurvedic herbs is given.
The IMA questioned the Health Minister, ‘Are those who support this claim and their ministry ready to present themselves as volunteers for research on prevention and treatment of Kovid. How many of his cabinet colleagues have been treated under these rules?
According to news agency PTI, the IMA asked Harsh Vardhan what was preventing him from handing over the responsibility of covid care and control to the Ministry of AYUSH?
The IMA said in its statement, ‘Is there satisfactory evidence about the claims made from studies conducted on Kovid-19 patients based on the above criteria? If so, is the evidence weak or moderate or strong? The evidence should be in public information and should be available for scientific investigation.
The IMA asked whether Kovid-19’s acute condition is a hyperimmune condition or immune deficiency condition?
The IMA asked the Union Minister for an answer to his question and said that if he does not have the answers to these questions, then he is cheating the country and innocent people by calling these pills (placebo) as medicine.
Questioning the scientific basis of these protocols, the IMA asked the Health Minister to substantiate the claims in non-contradictory situations or double blind control studies.
A double blind study is a randomized clinical trial in which the individual does not know if they are receiving experimental treatment, a standard treatment, or a placebo. Placebo is a substance or treatment that has no medical value.
As per the Times of India report, the IMA’s objections have stated that the advice based on Ayurveda and Yoga was based on empirical evidence and biological plausibility as well as trends emerging in ongoing clinical trials. .
The Health Ministry said, “The protocol recommended is based on the standard treatment protocol issued by the government in the context of Kovid-19 and the Health Minister did not suggest that the clinical approach to the disease should be ignored.”
A senior official said, ‘The protocol underlines that the recommended formulas are in addition to standard approaches to care and prevention. It is not suggested in place of the allopathic treatment protocol recommended by the Ministry of Health.
(With input from news agency language)
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