Govt sending ayurvedic medicines to states, says JP Nadda
A day after death toll due to swine flu crossed 700, Union Minister of State for Health Shripad Naik on Friday said the Centre is sending special ayurvedic medicinal syrups to all states as part of its efforts to combat the influenza. Naik, in charge of the newly-created AYUSH Ministry, claimed that the "situation is under control" saying that medicines are being distributed apart from setting up isolation wards in government hospitals. "AYUSH can definitely help as ayurveda has special medicinal syrups in this regard. Already 5,000-6,000 people have received the medicine at Rajasthan. The National Institute of Ayurveda at Rajasthan has already sent batches of that medicine to different states," he said.