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COVID-19 Ayurveda: Don’t treat Goans like Guinea Pigs, Congress warns

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Panaji: Congress party on Friday strongly reacted to chief minister Pramod Sawant’s claim that Ayurveda would be used to treat COVID-19 patients in the state.

Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has warned the state government that they should not treat Goans as “guinea pigs.”

Kamat tweeted “Use of Ayurveda for #Covid19. Has GOI Health Ministry and IEC approved the medicines? Has @moayush got approval from @WHO for such treatment? Will @goacm reveal details of claims made by him? Let us not use Goans as Guine Pigs.”

Sawant on Thursday had claimed that Goa would be the first state to treat COVID-19 patients with mix of allopathy and ayurveda.

The claim was contested by Goa Forward Party on Thursday.

GFP chief Vijai Sardesai had tweeted ““while I do acknowledge the benefits of #Ayurveda, I’m forced to ask what treatment @goacm gave to #covid19 patients. What scientific basis does this have? What medical study supports this? I some kind of experiment being done on #goemkars (Goans). Does @visrane (Health minister Vishwajit Rane) endorse, approve this?”

Goa has six COVID-19 patients who are being treated at a specially designated hospital.

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