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Tripura govt distributes homeopathic drug to boost immunity against COVID

AGARTALA: Tripura Government has recently started distributing homeopathic drugs in order to boost the immunity of the people against the novel Coronavirus disease.

Tripura Government Medical Officer (Homeopathic) Surjya Sen said that following the advice of the Union AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) Ministry, the state’s Directorate of Health Services has started distribution of homeopathic drug Arsenicum Album-30 from Wednesday to improve the immunity of the people in a bid to curb the nCoV infection.

As per reports, the initial plan is to distribute the Arsenicum Album-30 free of cost among 50,000 families residing in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas.

However, on the first and second day on Wednesday and Thursday, the response of the people has been “huge and more than expected.”

Earlier, The homeopathic drug had been provided to the people in some localities in Gujarat, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and positive results were found there to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reportedly, Babies above one year to people of any age can take the homeopathic drug on an empty stomach daily for three days as a prophylactic medicine against the infection. The dose should be repeated after one month by maintaining the same schedule in case the coronavirus infection prevails in the community.

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Tripura Government Medical Officer (Homeopathic) and the chairman of the Arsenicum Album-30 distribution committee Surjya Sen said the Gujarat government had claimed that 99.6 per cent of the people who availed remedies as prophylaxis during their quarantine period tested negative for Covid-19.

He said that Arsenicum Album-30 is being distributed from the government’s 14 homeopathic dispensaries to make Tripura a Covid-19 free state.

The number of active cases of Covid-19 in the state has dropped down to 249 today. The recovery rate has also improved to 98.10 per cent. In the past 24 hours, 17 new cases were recorded along with the recovery of 42 infected people.

According to the state health bulletin, so far 32,448 patients have been cured, out of the total 33,098 positive cases registered so far.

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