Biren urged people not to believe in misleading information regarding the pandemic and to get vaccinated at the earliest.
Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Friday appealed to the public to come up with constructive criticisms and encourage the work of health and frontline workers instead of pointing out mistakes and indulging in negative propaganda in this critical hour of the pandemic.
Maintaining that saving precious lives of the people is the utmost priority of the government, he urged people not to believe in misleading information regarding the pandemic and to get vaccinated at the earliest.
The chief minister was speaking on the occasion of launching AYUSH-64, a polyherbal formulation, in the state at a simple programme organised by the Directorate of AYUSH, Government of Manipur at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. The same can be used in the treatment of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and those with mild and moderate symptoms, according to DIPR Manipur.
CM Biren stated that the use of AYUSH-64 (tablet) had been approved by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India for use by adults (above 18 years of age) in treatment of COVID-19. Maintaining that the tablet had been approved after proper clinical trials, he said that it would be useful in treating asymptomatic, mild and moderate COVID-19 patients as the same is purely organic and will not have any side effects.
The DIPR release also mentioned that union minister of state for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Kiren Rijiju had earlier launched the AYUSH-64 on May 7, 2021 for nationwide distribution campaign for benefit of the vast majority of out-of-hospital COVID-19 patients.
The Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) had also recently completed a robust Multi Centre Clinical Trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AYUSH-64 in the management of mild to moderate COVID-19 patients. It was found that AYUSH-64 reduces the duration for clinical recovery in terms of diseases, symptoms and severity, the release claimed.
Agriculture minister Oinam Lukhoi, education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen, advisor to chief minister (Health) Dr. Sapam Ranjan, Manipur State Planning Board deputy chairman L. Rameshwor, MANIREDA chairman Ginsuanhau, Loktak Development Authority chairman L. Susindro, MLA Kshetrigao AC Nahakpam Indrajit, MLA Wangjing Tentha AC Paonam Brojen, principal secretary V Vumlunmang and AYUSH director Y. Lukhoi also attended the programme among others.