In a joint bid to boost the immunity of city police personnel amidst the pandemic, the Central Ayurveda Research Institute (CARI) and Regional Research Institute of Homeopathy (RRIH), Guwahati, have lined up a series of AYUSH health camps in Guwahati.
The camps will reach out to more than 5000 personnel of the city police with free medical counselling and medication to boost the immunity of the frontline 'warriors' against COVID-19.
The initiative, under the aegis of the Ministry of AYUSH, was launched at Guwahati Police Reserve in Paltan Bazaar on Friday, an official statement said. Dr Amulya Ratna Sahoo, the officer in charge, RRIH, and Dr Ekta, research officer (Ayurveda), CARI handed over the AYUSH medication to Hemanta Kumar Das, DCP (administration), Guwahati Police.
"The initiative involves the distribution of Shamsamani Vati and Ashwagandha Vati of Ayurveda and Arsenicum Album 30 of Homeopathy after consultation with the doctors of Ayurveda and Homeopathy at these camps. These are clinically proven medicines to boost the immune system," the statement said.
The initiative, under the aegis of the Ministry of AYUSH, was launched at Guwahati Police Reserve in Paltan Bazaar on Friday, an official statement saidDCP (administration), Guwahati Police, while speaking on the initiative, said, "Our personnel are at the frontline and we must remain healthy to serve people better. Such camps will bring immense value to our force to keep a check on their well being."
Talking about the benefits of Ashwagandha and Shamsamani Vati, Dr Ekta from CARI said, "Shamshamani Vati has rich medicinal properties that help to boost one's immunity and enhance human body's ability to fight back various bacterial and viral infections. Ashwagandha helps in controlling stress and anxiety of a person."
Dr Amulya Ratna Sahoo from RRIH, said, "We are happy to distribute Arsenicum Album 30, a proven immunity booster against COVID-19, among the police personnel as they are the most exposed frontline workers after the medical fraternity in the war against COVID-19."