HC directs Centre to verify efficacy of Siddha medicine in COVID-19 treatment
The government should also ensure that approved Siddha medicines were available in medical shops, the bench said, as it observed that even some modern medicines contained herbs.
While government's support to Siddha medicines would considerably reduce the medical expenses for the common people, every system of medicine should be proved by known accepted methods, verified and approved by the experts in the field of medicine, the court added. The petitioner had sought a direction from the court to conduct virology test for the medicine the and inform the outcome in a stipulated time.The state government informed the court that "IMPRO" has been sent to the central Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha for further action.
Besides, the petitioner had sought patent right for the medicine which did come under its jurisdiction, it said.The government had not ignored Siddha medicine and had prescribed Nilavembu and Kabasura herbal dicoctions for boosting immunity in the fight against COVID 19, the Centre added. SSN SA VS VS
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