COVID patients free to choose Ayurvedic or Western treatment at Ayurvedic hospital
Posted on May 6th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

When a COVID patient is admitted to an Ayurvedic Hospital, he/she has the freedom to choose the treatment he/she receives is Ayurvedic or Western, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle said.

She said this during a meeting held to finalise the decision to use Ayurvedic hospitals in the country as Intermediate Care Centres to treat COVID patients.

The discussion held with the participation of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurvedic Hospitals Development and Community Health State Minister Sisira Jayakody, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Ayurvedic doctors and other relevant officials today.

Accordingly, it was also decided to provide the Ayurvedic hospital staff with the basic training to deal with COVID patients and also to grant adequate facility to accommodate the patients.

All Ayurvedic hospitals across the country would be operated under supervision of Health Ministry officials.

The State Minister also requested the Director General of Health Services to issue a set of guidelines on the subject and make arrangements to operate Ayurvedic hospitals covering every district.

Moreover, a seven-member committee was appointed with the representation of both the State Ministries in order to make the necessary arrangements within a week.

State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle recently granted permission to Ayurvedic hospitals to treat COVID patients. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

One Response to “COVID patients free to choose Ayurvedic or Western treatment at Ayurvedic hospital”

  1. Nimal Says:

    It is good that these Ayurvedic hospitals’ bed space is used to treat the people, must make sure we go by science with the help of WHO, get all the vaccines to ALL THE PEOPLE WITHOUT AN EXCEPTION.
    I would strongly suggest that the government import as many Oxygen concentrators as possible and what that is unused to be used later in all the ICUs.Politicans must not exploit this sad situation to make money for themselves, be transparent as possible. Get the well known ex politicians who arte with a honest track record to oversee our expenses. I could nominate the former COOP chairman as one of them.
    For the sake of country’s economic revival, especially in the hospitality sector we must vaccinate every one to control this epidemic or we will be side-lined by the foreigners who are the potential tourists. .

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