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PM Narendra Modi hails role of ‘Kadha’, domestic spices in fight against coronavirus


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (February 23) praised the contribution of traditional Indian medicines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the benefits of household spices and decoctions have been noticed by people all over the world.

“In addition to medicines and vaccines from India, the world has also witnessed the contribution of our spices and decoctions. Our traditional medicines have established their place in the world,” Modi said during a webinar on the budget execution in the health sector.

The Prime Minister’s remark comes amid controversy surrounding Patanjali’s claim that his Coronil tablets are effective against the COVID-19 virus. Patanjali had claimed that his product was the “first evidence-based drug for corona”.

In his speech, PM Modi praised the efforts of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH).

“Our AYUSH network did a great job in the Corona era. AYUSH’s infrastructure has been useful not only for human research but also for immunity and scientific research, ”he said.

“The country needs wellness centers, district hospitals, intensive care units, medical surveillance infrastructure, modern laboratories and telemedicine. We have to work at all levels,” added Modi.

Modi also welcomed the increase in the budget allocated to the health sector by the Center for this fiscal year.

“The budget allocated to the health sector is now extraordinary. It shows our commitment in this sector. The COVID19 pandemic has taught us a lesson to be ready to face similar challenges in the future,” Prime Minister Modi said.

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