“Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India suggested the use of homeopathic medicine Arsenicum album – 30 for its possible role in preventing COVID-19 infection” said Dr. Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

No.PR-261 September 21, 2020 New Delhi “Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India suggested the use of homeopathic medicine Arsenicum album - 30 for its possible role in preventing COVID-19 infection” said Dr. Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy PHD Chamber with South Delhi Homoeopathic Association (SDHA) organized 28th Annual Homoeopathic Conference, Kent Memorial Lectures 2020, Inaugural Session held on 19th September 2020. The eminent panellists present were Dr. Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy; Dr. R. K. Manchanda, Director AYUSH, Govt. of NCT. of Delhi; Mr. Arvind Varchaswi, Chair, AYUSH Committee; Mr. Vivek Seigell, Principal Director, PHDCCI; Dr. R.N. Wahi, Chair, Organising Committee, SDHA; Dr. Satya Vir Sharma, Director (Finance), SDHA. Dr. Anil Khurana, Director General, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy talked about success story about homoeopathy treating and managing the symptoms for Chikungunya and Dengue in the past years. Dr. Khurana said that Homoeopathy have played a significant role in providing treatment in active conditions. He mentioned, that Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India have taken various steps and CCRH council is working on various scientific research and clinical trials are in progress during COVID-19 period. He also shared about the latest guidelines launched by the Ministry for Tele- Medicine for all homoeopathy physicians, while imparting tele consultation to the patients. Dr. Khurana said that these guidelines contain information and advisories, which could play an important role in the management of COVID19 pandemic. He also talked about the AYUSH Sanjivani app to generate data on usage of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-rigpa and Homoeopathy) advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of Covid-19.He  mentioned that Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India have suggested the use of Arsenicum album - 30 for its possible role in preventing COVID-19 infection. Dr. R. K. Manchanda, Director AYUSH, Govt. of NCT. of Delhi shared a brief presentation about the opportunities for Homoeopathic Associations. Dr. Manchanda mentioned about emerging of global scenario during COVID-19 period. He also shared about ongoing challenges faced by homoeopaths. He also mentioned about Increasing public demand and presence of homeopathy in various countries. He also talked about the efforts been made for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 patients by Homoeopathic physicians in all over India. He also urged all Associations should focus on high quality research oriented communications and should also be part of global movements. Mr. Arvind Varchaswi, Chair, AYUSH Committee talked about how to focus on an individual immunity by maintaining a balance lifestyle and personal hygiene during ongoing pandemic. He also talked about the benefits of Yoga, Meditation and stretching exercises for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He also mentioned about Immunomodulators availability for boosting immunity during these challenging times. He said Homoeopathy is a system of medicine, which is also well recognized in Europe and USA and other parts of countries as well. Mr. Vivek Seigell, Principal Director, PHDCCI talked about the Indian system of medicine and benefits of Homeopathy. He also urged homeopathic physician to come forward and promote the system of homeopathy. He also mentioned that associations should collaborate & work together for promoting the entire system and take PHD Chamber’s platform for promoting homoeopathy as a strong system of medicine. Dr. R.N. Wahi, Chair, Organising Committee in his opening remarks thanked the entire panellist for joining 28th Annual Homeopathic conference. Dr. Wahi talked about the role and significance of homeopathy. He further added that there’s a utmost need for involvement of new technology and scientific research into the system. Dr. Satya Vir Sharma, Director (Finance), SDHA thanked all the panellist and homoeopathy physicians for sparing their valuable time in joining today’s conference. He said the two days technical sessions with the experts will certainly uplift the system of homoeopathy medicine and morale of all physicians attending the conference. The Inaugural session for 28th Annual Homoeopathic Conference, Kent Memorial Lectures 2020 was attended by over 120 homoeopathy physicians and medical practitioners. Ends Media Division PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry