AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik Has Covid, Will Be In Home Isolation

Shripad Naik is the union minister in command of the Ayush ministry (File)

New Delhi:

Union Minister Shripad Naik has examined constructive for the novel coronavirus. In a tweeted posted Wednesday night Mr Naik mentioned he was asymptomatic, that his vitals had been “inside regular limits” and that he had opted for residence isolation.

Mr Naik, who heads the Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Ministry, additionally requested all those that had are available contact with him over the previous few days to get themselves examined as nicely.

“I underwent COVID-19 check immediately and it has turned out asymptomatically constructive. My vitals are inside regular limits and I’ve opted for residence isolation. Those that have are available contact with me in the previous couple of days are suggested to get examined and take required precautions,” he wrote.

I underwent Covid-19 check immediately & it has turned out assymptomaically constructive. My vitals are inside regular limits and I’ve opted for residence isolation.
Those that have got here in touch with me in previous few days are suggested to get examined for themselves and take required precautions.

— Shripad Y. Naik (@shripadynaik) August 12, 2020

In June Mr Naik’s ministry made headlines after yoga instructor Baba Ramdev mentioned his firm, Patanjali Ayurved, would launch two medicines that it claimed may remedy COVID-19 sufferers inside seven days.

The ministry stopped Patanjali from promoting the medicines and requested for knowledge from medical trials that Ramdev claimed had been “100 per cent” profitable.

Days later “Coronil and Swasari” was rebranded as a COVID-19 “administration” equipment. Information company Press Belief of India mentioned the Ayush ministry had confirmed Patanjali may promote the product, however not as a remedy for COVID-19

There isn’t a scientific proof of any different remedy for COVID-19, whilst vaccines are being examined by many nations; Russia, yesterday, claimed to have developed the primary to supply “sustainable immunity”.

The WHO (World Well being Organisation) has additionally cautioned in opposition to such claims.

Mr Naik is now the fifth union minister to check Covid constructive.

Final week petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan mentioned his check had returned constructive and that he had admitted himself to the Medanta Hospital in Haryana’s Gurgaon (close to Delhi), on the recommendation of his medical doctors.

Earlier this month Dwelling Minister Amit Shah additionally examined constructive.

Mr Shah had, days earlier than he confirmed his situation, attended a cupboard assembly at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had been current.

Sources careworn that every one security norms, together with social distancing, had been adopted on the essential meet, and that significantly strict guidelines had been in place on the Prime Minister’s residence, the place the meet was held.

Along with Mr Shah and Mr Pradahan, two Ministers of State have additionally examined constructive – Arjun Ram Meghwal (MoS for Heavy Industries and Parliamentary Affairs) and Kailash Chaudhary (MoS for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare) additionally examined constructive.

The Chief Ministers of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, and Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, have additionally examined constructive. Mr Yediyurappa was discharged from hospital this week after being handled, whereas Mr Chouhan stays beneath medical care.

This morning India handed the 23 lakh-mark in confirmed coronavirus circumstances, with over 60,000 new circumstances detected up to now 24 hours. Of the 23.29 lakh circumstances recorded thus far, over 46,000 are deaths linked to the virus and almost 6.44 lakh are lively circumstances.