AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik Has Covid, Will Be In Home Isolation

Shripad Naik is the union minister accountable for the Ayush ministry (File)

New Delhi:

Union Minister Shripad Naik has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus. In a tweeted posted Wednesday night Mr Naik mentioned he was asymptomatic, that his vitals have been “inside regular limits” and that he had opted for house isolation.

Mr Naik, who heads the Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Ministry, additionally requested all those that had are available contact with him over the previous few days to get themselves examined as nicely.

“I underwent COVID-19 take a look at right this moment and it has turned out asymptomatically optimistic. My vitals are inside regular limits and I’ve opted for house isolation. Those that have are available contact with me in the previous few days are suggested to get examined and take required precautions,” he wrote.

In June Mr Naik’s ministry made headlines after yoga instructor Baba Ramdev mentioned his firm, Patanjali Ayurved, would launch two medicines that it claimed may remedy COVID-19 sufferers inside seven days.

The ministry stopped Patanjali from promoting the medicines and requested for information from medical trials that Ramdev claimed have been “100 per cent” profitable.

Days later “Coronil and Swasari” was rebranded as a COVID-19 “administration” package. Information company Press Belief of India mentioned the Ayush ministry had confirmed Patanjali may promote it, however not as a remedy for COVID-19

There is no such thing as a scientific proof of any various remedy for COVID-19, whilst vaccines are being examined by many international locations; Russia, yesterday, claimed to have developed the first to supply “sustainable immunity”.

The WHO (World Well being Organisation) has additionally cautioned in opposition to such claims.

Mr Naik is now the fifth union minister to check Covid optimistic.

Final week petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned his take a look at had returned optimistic and that he had admitted himself to the Medanta Hospital in Haryana’s Gurgaon (close to Delhi), on the recommendation of his medical doctors.

Earlier this month House Minister Amit Shah additionally examined optimistic.

Along with Mr Shah and Mr Pradahan, two Ministers of State have additionally examined optimistic – Arjun Ram Meghwal (MoS for Heavy Industries and Parliamentary Affairs) and Kailash Chaudhary (MoS for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare) additionally examined optimistic.

The Chief Ministers of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, and Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, have additionally examined optimistic. Mr Yediyurappa was discharged from hospital this week after being handled, whereas Mr Chouhan stays beneath medical care.

This morning India handed the 23 lakh-mark in confirmed coronavirus instances, with over 60,000 new instances detected previously 24 hours. Of the 23.29 lakh instances recorded up to now, over 46,000 are deaths linked to the virus and practically 6.44 lakh are energetic instances.


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