Homeopathy Association's Kerala unit claims to have medicines for Nipah virus

03 June 2018, 07:07 PM
Homeopathy Association's Kerala unit claims to have medicines for Nipah virus (Representative Image)
Homeopathy Association's Kerala unit claims to have medicines for Nipah virus (Representative Image)

The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association’s Kerala section has claimed to have proper medicines to treat the deadly Nipah virus which has created a havoc in Kerala.

Homeopathy has the appropriate medicines for all types of fever and hence they should be allowed to treat the infected patients, said B Unnikrishnan, an Indian Homeopathic Medical Association official.

The association has requested the state Health Minister KK Shailaja to allow homeopathy professionals to evaluate the records of all patients who have been tested positive for the NiV virus, popularly called Nipah.

However, the state Health Secretary Rajiv Sadanandan told the media on Sunday that he has no information regarding this development.

"The homeopathy department is directly under me and so far no one has approached me or the department with this. We have no issues at all to look into it," said Sadanandan.

Sadanandan said that four infected out of the 18 positive cases of Nipah never had any direct contact with other patients.

"Due to the timely intervention of the health authorities, they have been able to contain the spread. But one unfortunate thing that has happened is circulation of false news on social media. There is no need to panic or fear. Things are under control," the secretary added.

Till now, six people have been arrested by the Kozhikode police for circulating false information on social media.

In various churches on Sunday at Kozhikode, the priests served the serving of the Holy Mass to the hands of the people, instead of serving them directly into their mouths.

So far, 16 people have lost their lives while two are recovering from the deadly Nipah virus. Whereas around 2,000 people are being monitored who came in contact with the infected patients.

First Published: Sunday, June 03, 2018 07:03 PM
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