Swine flu: homeopathy medicine gaining ground
Online edition of India's National Newspaper | THE HINDU
Friday, Sep 25, 2009
HYDERABAD: Call it apathy of the government in dealing with swine flu or lack of facilities at hospitals, people scared out of their wits are looking at alternative medicine and good hygienic practices to stay away from the flu. Banners highlighting homeopathy medicine for prevention of swine flu at several outlets in the city indicate the growing popularity of the alternative therapy. On the advice of homeopathic doctors or senior citizens who have faith in medicinal value, people are thronging shops to get a dose of Influenzium 200, which is said to be quite effective as a preventive medicine against any kind of flu. People are being advised to take six pills a day for four days and again for three days after a gap of one week. “Homeopathy is quite effective for prevention of any flu,” says Dr. Ch. Srinivas, retired assistant professor at Government Homeopathic College in Ramanthapur. He says taking a dose is more important than the number of pills and there are no side-effects. Dr. Srinivas, feels that government should involve homeopaths in handling this issue and use the 100-bedded homeopathic hospital in Hyderabad, more so, when there is a shortage of treatment facilities in other hospitals. He recalled the role of homeopathy, a curative, in treating Japanese Encephalitis. As Mr. Ramchandra Reddy, a teacher explains, homeopathic medicine is at least driving away the scare of swine flu. But the scare has also brought in some hygienic practices with people using handkerchiefs whenever they sneeze or cough in public places.
When will the rest of the world take a lesson from India? I hope that there will be documentation about the results of this action.
Delhi Government | The Department of Homeopathy
Our Mission is to make this gentle and effective system of medicine available to the citizens of Delhi and to alleviate the sufferings by providing permanent cure of the disease from its roots for most of the ailments. We have also started a cyber clinic to provide access to the benefits of Homoeopathy to the people of Delhi from their home.
Seminars, Workshops and Training programs are being conducted at our department on a regular basis which helps us keeping abreast with latest developments in the field.
Am I dreaming? Is this really happening? A government is providing seminar, workshops and training in homeopathy?
India has a Homeopathic Pharmaceuticals Approval Rating Arm of Gove...
Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) was established in 1975 under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, as a quality monitoring apex body. It is situated at Central Govt. Offices Complex No. 1, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. It's main functions are to set standards and testing of homoeopathic medicine at national level. It is an approved laboratory under Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 with duties and functions of Central Drugs Laboratory for homoeopathic medicine under Section 6 of the Act and Rule 3A and Sub-Rule 7. The standard of homoeopathic medicines to be complied with for manufacture, sale or import are defined in Section 4A of Second Schedule of Drugs & Cosmetics Act. The laboratory is also recognized by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
India has a Central Council of Homoeopathy