Ayush introduces new Ayurveda schemes to boost immunity in fighting Covid-19

The Ayush Department, which is into promoting alternative medicine systems in India, has introduced new schemes through its Ayur Raksha clinics to spread the message of ayurveda.

The schemes – Swasthyam, Sukhayushyam, Punarjani, and Amritham – will be promoted through the clinics in government run ayurvedic institutions.

Swasthyam is focussed on reducing the intake of medicines to focus on daily routine, seasonal routines, good food, and moderate exercise for physical and mental health

Sukhayushyam is focussed on the health of the elderly. Medicines should not leave them sapped of energy but be able to boost their immunity. They should also not interfere with the medicines being taken for illnesses. Medication as part of Sukhayushyam should be consumed along with the regular medicines being taken.

Preventive medicines are given through the Punarjani scheme. Amritham is for giving preventive medicines to those in quarantine. All government ayurveda dispensaries and hospitals will provide this facility.

The department is also promoting Niramaya, which is basically about online consultations with doctors and getting medicines from the nearest government institutions.

Ward-level committees and volunteers will provide support to those in need under this scheme so that they do not venture out. Arrangements for ensuring total health to check diseases is what Ayurveda institutions are about, the Ayurveda COVID-19 Response Cell said.

The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) is purposed with developing education, research and propagation of indigenous alternative medicine systems in India.