ICMR will shortlist worthy proposals of homeopathy and ayurveda, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
When asked if it is advisable to use ayurveda and homeopathy to treat coronavirus, he said the government has a “very open mind” on the subject.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Ministry of AYUSH are already in the process of developing research protocols for establishing and validating the claims of various ayurveda and homeopathic practitioners for Covid-19 solutions. “Worthy proposals sent to us are being shortlisted,” he added.
The ministry has already issued guidelines on how to improve body resistance and strengthen immune capacity, the minister said.
“The Hon’ble Prime Minister has, time and again, appealed to people to follow the guidelines. We have full faith in the overall strength of ayurveda and homeopathy as definite systems of medicine,” he said.