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'Vested Interests Acting Against Promotion of Siddha Medicine': Madras HC Pulls Up Centre, State For Not Recognizing Native Medicine for COVID Cure [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 13 Jul 2020 6:50pm

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The Madras High Court on Thursday, 9th July 2020, pulled up the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government because the Department of AYUSH or the State in the cure of COVID is not giving Siddha Medicine its due recognition.

The Court was moved against the detention of an individual claiming to be a Siddha Medical Practitioner and the manufacturer of an alleged cure for COVID 19 in a Habeas appeal. 

Appreciating that Siddha medicine is the native medicine of southern States, especially Tamil Nadu, the division bench rebuked that "It seems vested interests are acting against the development of Siddha and that is the reason why the Siddha medicines are not properly promoted and published in the media".

Justices N. Kirubakaran and V. M. Vilumani said that a Siddha doctor, who had prepared a COVID 19 infection medication using 66 herbs, had submitted the same to the State Government for review, but the medication had not been tested, prompting him to approach this Court's Madurai Bench.

The medication was only tested after the directions issued by the Madurai Bench and the state government came out with a statement that the said Siddha medication has anti-viral properties. The drug was subsequently directed to be sent for review and effectiveness to the AYUSH Department and to send a report. 

"Even though Siddha Doctors are independently curing COVID patients successfully and Tamil Media is reporting the same promptly, English media is not giving any importance and recognition to such an important news", reprimanded the court.

"When a Siddha Doctor has come out with the Siddha drug about three months ago, ie., during the initial stages of COVID 19 infection and if the State Government had been… Continue Reading...


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