GOI launches AYUSH interventions for COVID 19 situation

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News: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of AYUSH jointly launched three clinical research studies on Ayurveda interventions as an add-on to standard care to COVID 19 situation 

Facts: 

Clinical research studies on Ayurveda interventions as prophylaxis and as an add-on to standard care to COVID 19:

  • It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Science & Technology.
  • It will study Ashwagandha and its prophylaxis against COVID-19. Also compare Ashwagandha with Hydroxychloroquine in the health care providers

Population based interventional studies: It will study the impact of Ayurvedic Interventions in prevention of COVID-19 infection in high risk populations.

Ayush Sanjivani application based study:

  • The app has been developed by the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • It will generate data from 5 crore people. The data will be used to study the acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of COVID 19.