IMPHAL, March 12: The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRM) had recently written to all Homeopathy Medical Colleges to administer `Arsenic 30`™ as a preventive medicine against Swine Flu.
This was stated by Dr K Lokendro Singh, Director AYUSH, Government of Manipur, during a press conference held today at the Manipur Press Club.
Dr K Lokendro elaborated that as per the recommendation of the CCRM, this medicine can prevent infections that cause influenza including the Swine Flu caused by H1N1 infection.
He continued that on the basis of cases of flu like illnesses in the country, experts have recommended taking one dose of homoeopathic medicine Arsenium album 30 (4 pills of size 30 by adults and 2 pills of size 30 by children daily, on empty stomach, for 3 days)
The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule in case risk of flu like conditions persists.
General hygiene measures as suggested by the ministry of Health and Family Welfare, government of India for prevention of the disease, should also be followed by the public.
For treatment of flu any qualified Homoeopathic practitioner can be consulted.
Dr K Lokendro also informed the media persons that an expert technical committee was formed on March 7 to look into the issue of Homeopathy treatment in prevention and management of Swine Flu (H1N1) human infection and Flu-like illnesses.
The experts committee consist of Dr A Guneshwar Sharma (SAO) Director of AYUSH as chairman, Dr M Shyamjai Singh (Deputy Director) Directorate of AYUSH as convener, Dr S Usha Sinha (Homoeo Specialist) AYUSH Wing, UHC, Singjamei, Dr P Iboton Singh (Homoeo) 50 bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospital and Dr Kriparani Devi Ashem (Homoeo) 50 bedded Integrated AYUSH Hospital as the member of the committee.
Dr K Lokendro also told the media persons that the Homeopathy medicine will be available at Singjamei Chinga Makhong, AYUSH Hospital from Saturday onwards.