Berhampur, July 18 (LocalWire): Ganjam district administration has distributed around 10,000 vials of immunity-booster homeopathic medicines to its frontline workers, deployed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The vials were prepared by the government-run Biju Patnaik Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital here on the request of the chief district medical officer (CDMO) Ganjam.
“We have already distributed the vials to the frontline workers in the first phase,” said CDMO Ganjam Uma Shankar Mishra.
The government has recommended the Arsenicum Album 30C as a preventive medicine to boost immunity, [a measure] which the Centre had approved, sources said.
The move comes as the district reels under a surge of COVID-19 cases, with the number of positive cases crossing 5000, while over 500 frontline workers were detected positive for the deadly virus.
Vijayalaxmi Bisoi, the principal of the Homeopathic College and Hospital, said that the medicine was supplied by the government for distribution.
“We have prepared and supplied over 10,000 vials to the CDMO on his request,” she said.
“We are now planning to write to the commissioner, BeMC, for distribution of these medicines in public,” she said.
Former principal of the homeopathic college and a homeopathic practitioner P K Paty said there was huge demand from the people for the medicine after the central government recommended it as a preventive medicine.