Port Blair, Jan 18: The Health Department of the UT Administration is distributing prophylactic medicines through the AYUSH Units across the Islands to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus by enhancing immunity. The ‘AYUSH Wing’ functioning at Junglighat under the Department of Health Services is instrumental in distributing the immunity building Ayurvedic and Homeo Medicines. As part of this, the staff of AYUSH today distributed Ayurvedic medicines viz. Ayush Kadha, Tab Samshamani Vati / Giloy Ghanvati, Chavanprash etc. at various Govt. offices in the city.

This initiative has been taken as per the advisories of Ministry, emphasizing that the Immunity Building Ayurvedic Medicines i.e. Samshamani Vati/Giloy Ghanvati, AYUSH Kwath (Kadha), Chavanprash, Ashwagandha and Homoeopathic Arsenicum Album 30 etc. to be used among the frontline workers, contacts of positive cases, cases of Influenza Like Illness (ILI), quarantined travellers, residents of containment zones and general public.

The medicine distribution campaign will be continued by ‘AYUSH Wing’ through AYUSH Centres spread all over A&N Islands. During the campaign, apart from the general public, the Front Line Workers and High Risk Groups will also be covered.

Meanwhile, in the wake of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AYUSH Ministry of Govt of India is constantly advocating the use of holistic measures including simple home remedies, lifestyle & dietary changes, Yoga & Pranayama for preventive and supportive care in COVID-19.

To avail this benefit, people may contact nearest Govt. AYUSH Centres to get the medicines for boosting immunity. Tab Samshamani Vati / AYUSH-64 have been included in the medicine kits provided to the Home isolated COVID cases through the District Administration.