Amid fears of a third wave of COVID-19, the Indian Directorate of Medicine and Homeopathy here has constituted an expert committee to guide the government in dealing with the crisis.
Chennai. Amid fears of a third wave of COVID-19, the Indian Directorate of Medicine and Homeopathy here has constituted an expert committee to guide the government in dealing with the crisis. The five-member committee comprises of Siddha experts who have experience in treating infectious diseases, especially of children. According to directorate sources, the committee includes Dr. P. Sathiyarajeswaran, Director-in-Charge of Siddha Central Research Institute (SCRI), Chennai, Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Professor, National Siddha Institute (NIS) Tambaram, Dr. Dr. J Sriram, Dr. Joseph Maria Adikalam, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, and Dr. Pratibhan, an autism specialist from the Swabhiman Trust here.
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The committee was constituted in a meeting convened here on 21 July to review the preparedness of the Directorate to deal with the third wave of corona virus. According to Dr. Sathiyarajeshwaran, the committee has already given guidelines for the treatment of the infected. He told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “RT-PCR test will continue. There will be an emphasis on taking therapeutic drugs and herbal diet.” The document on the guidelines said, “In the first wave, only about 70,000 children were found to be infected, while in the second wave, most children were found to have mild infection.” Symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, cough, eye infection, blood vessel disease were found for infection. It says, “Children may not show symptoms of the disease and they may be super-spreaders, that is, they can spread the infection rapidly.
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There have been no studies in favor of transmission of infection through feeding, so lactating mothers can feed, but they should always wear a mask and give the baby to another person for care after feeding. The advice given for the diet includes adequate water availability in the body and drinking milk with turmeric and black pepper, curry malt, moringa powder and banana powder etc.
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