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Guwahati: WhatsApp forward claiming that Ayush Ministry has permitted homeopaths to treat COVID-19 patients has been clarified as “incorrect” by PIB.

PIB wrote on Twitter, “Fact : Incorrect. Ministry has only created a mechanism for short-term research proposals to evaluate role of Ayush interventions for #covid_19.”

The notification by the ministry said that it has “announced a mechanism to support short-term research projects for evaluating the impact of AYUSH interventions/medicines in the prophylaxis and clinical managemnt of COVID-19, on 21 April 2020. The scheme is devised fully in accordance with accepted modern research practices and hospitals.”

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