- By now, scores of us would have received forwards on our cell phones claiming invention of the world’s first COVID-19 virus cure medicines by a renowned Yoga Guru through his Ayurveda establishment. Advertising and publicizing about the miracle cure were so swift and purposeful that the breaking news almost created sensational and euphoric reactions amongst the citizens in no time.
- The establishment confidently claimed that requisite clinical trials had been conducted for the formulations and that 69% of the COVID-19 positive cases turned negative in just three days while all test cases were cured in a week. Under the circumstances, this bit of news should have come as a panacea for all the concerned stakeholders shaken so very badly by the raging pandemic showing no signs of either plateauing or flattening any time soon.
PC : ERIC Forum
- As quickly as the news started breaking fervently, the Ayush Ministry too swiftly issued instructions to stop advertising and publicizing two magical formulations proclaiming cure for the dreaded virus. The Ministry has said categorically that neither it was aware of the facts of the above claims nor in possession of authentic scientific study carried out on the formulations.
- Further, the Ministry has asked the establishment to provide all relevant details of the medicines and results so obtained from the study. While the entire world is prepared to utilize whatever resources available at their disposal to invent an effective vaccine, claims of cure without undergoing rigorous trials and scientific validation processes deserves an extremely cautious approach. Thankfully, the Ministry did just that.
PC : National Herald
- There are government-mandated protocols before any drugs or vaccine, or cures are approved for general usage. Without observing any of the scientifically approved procedures in place amounts to false and unverified claims deserving no better than complete prohibition. Remember, people are already jittery and are on the edge because of the prevalent situation and may latch onto unsubstantiated products in the hope of curing themselves of infection.
PC : The Financial Express
- By adopting this methodology of unverified and unapproved medicines, people might inflict more harm upon themselves foregoing the well-established protocol for treating the infected. This might further complicate the already fragile healthcare facilities as people in all probability will become dreaded super-spreaders in the absence of tried and tested treatment protocol in place.
- We are proud of Ayurveda and its legacy embodying ancient medical wisdom. Scores of us indeed find the alternative method beneficial too. However, the present-day requirements are firmly based on scientific conventions keeping in line with the changing times. As such, let us make efforts to move ahead exercising caution.