The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to send the Ayurvedic medicine, being touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 and distributed in SPS Nellore district, to the ICMR for a detailed study of its

The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to send the Ayurvedic medicine, being touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 and distributed in SPS Nellore district, to the ICMR for a detailed study of its efficacy. The government also decided to send a team of experts to Nellore for an on-the-spot study of the formulation, popularly known as the ‘Krishnapatnam medicine’.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who hails from SPS Nellore district, also asked Union Minister for Ayush Kiren Rijiju and Indian Council of Medical Research Director Balram Bhargava to conduct a study on the medicine. He asked them to come out with a report as early as possible, a release here said. At a high-level review meeting on COVID-19 here, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy enquired about the Ayurvedic medicine, which has now become popular as the ‘Krishnapatnam medicine, that is being promoted by his party district president and MLA K Govardhan Reddy.

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