NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Ayush, on Sunday, has started free distribution of AYUSH 64 at many locations in Delhi since last Saturday. As per the ministry, from Monday onwards, many more centres will become operational. Those COVID-19 patients who are in home isolation or are staying at some government NGOs arranged isolation centres can benefit from this initiative of the Ministry of Ayush.
Patients or their representatives can visit these centres with the hard or soft copies of patient’s RT PCR positive report and Aadhar Card to get a free pack of AYUSH 64 tablets. Replenishment, when required, will also be provided free of cost.
It may be noted AYUSH 64 is a poly herbal formulation that has been found useful in the treatment of asymptomatic, mild, and moderate COVID-19 infection. AYUSH-64 is recommended in National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga which is vetted by National Task Force on COVID Management of ICMR and Guidelines for Ayurveda Practitioners for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation.
It has been repurposed as an add on to standard care for COVID-19 patients after a robust multi-centre clinical trial which was monitored by Ministry of AYUSH-CSIR Joint Monitoring Committee for clinical trial under the chairmanship of Dr. V M Katoch, former DG, ICMR.
The seven centres where Ayush 64 will be available to asymptomatic, mild and moderate COVID-19 patients from Monday onwards are All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Sarita Vihar, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ashoka Road; Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Abul Fazal Enclave Part-1, Jamia Nagar, Unani Medical Centre, Room no. 111-113, Main OPD Building, First Floor, Gate no. 7, Safdarjung Hospital; Unani Speciality Clinic, Dr. M A Ansari Health Centre, Jamia MIllia Islamia; Central Ayurveda Research Institute, Street no. 66, Punjabi Bagh and Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, opp. D-block, Janakpuri; The Naturopathy Hospital of CCRYN in sector 19 in Rohini will also start distributing free AYUSH 64 from Wednesday.