Sri Lanka government begins distributing a box of indigenous medicine door to door to fight COVID-19

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Sri Lanka government begins distributing a box of indigenous medicine door to door to fight COVID-19


Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 11:25 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 24, Colombo: The door-to-door distribution of a casket of indigenous medicine to fight the COVID-19 in the country will commence from today, the State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurveda Hospital Development and Community Health Sisira Jayakody said.

Having obtained necessary Cabinet approval, the Ayurveda Department has already started production, the State Minister said.

Accordingly, this homemade box of medicine contains a powdered dug called ‘Guduchchadi Churnaya’a pro immunity porridge and drinks such as ‘Suvadharani’ and several prescriptions prepared on the recommendation of experts approved by the Department of Ayurveda.

These boxes of homemade medicine or ‘Deshiya Aushadha Manjusava’ will be distributed first in the areas where the residents are vulnerable to the pandemic, the State Minister said. The distribution of this box will be carried out in the Divisional Secretariat Divisions next week.

The State Minister said some Covid 19 Infected patients have been reported to die and sometimes develop complications after returning home and therefore, post-Covid treatment center units are being set up to prevent this situation

The State Minister said that the first such post-Covid treatment center unit will be set up at the Yakkala Ayurvedic University with the assistance of physiotherapists and traditional Indigenous physicians in conjunction with the Maharagama Navinna Ayurvedic Research Hospital for this purpose.

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