Ayush department to boost immunity of 50,000 frontline corona warriors in Dakshina Kannada | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: Department of AYUSH is silently playing its role in boosting the health of front line corona warriors through various remedies available under its different systems of medicine. It has drawn up a plan of action, covering diverse section of these warriors in general and the people.
Besides keeping open all its 10 outpatient departments across the district for people, the department has embarked upon a campaign to make people aware about the pandemic.
Launching a programme to distribute homoeopathic, unani and ayurvedic medicines to journalists under the aegis of Dakshina Kannada District Working Journalists Union here on Monday, Dr Mohammad Iqbal, district Ayush officer said the department is striving to meet the mandate given to it by the ministry in this regard. We are focusing on the vulnerable and the aged sections of society particularly as part of this public campaign, he said.
Mangaluru City South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath who handed over medicine kits to mediapersons said they are playing the role of corona warriors, it is imperative that they take care of their health as well. People earlier used most ayurvedic preparations that the department has recommended as immunity boosters as a matter of routine and the pandemic has only gone on to reinforce the need for people to adopt to a more measured way of life, he said.
The department has drawn up plans to reach out to more than 50,000 frontline corona warriors across DK, including 1,373 ASHA workers and supply them with immune boosters, Dr Iqbal said. More than 2,100 personnel of KSRP and their families, 1100 sanitation workers have been provided with the medicine, he said. The department in association with Infosys is running a telemedicine project from the IT Bellwether’s Mudipu campus, Dr Iqbal added.
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