Dengue fever: homoeopathy camps evoke good response

Dengue fever: homoeopathy camps evoke good response

‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum,’ said to be an effective pill, distributed at camps

There is a good response to homoeopathy camps conducted for dengue fever prevention in the city and other places in the district.

The Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital at Tirumangalam near here has been organising special camps to distribute ‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum,’ said to be an effective pill for dengue prevention. On Saturday, the college conducted its 31st dengue prevention camp after obtaining the permission of Madurai Corporation which too is encouraging more homoeopathy and Siddha medical camps to prevent dengue.

“We are witnessing a huge response everywhere owing to increased awareness among the public. There is an adequate stock of medicine and more orders will be placed to meet the demand,” said A.Gopalakrishnan, Principal in-charge of Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital.

The Saturday’s distribution camp, he said, was held at Karpaga Vinayagar Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Lourde Nagar in K. Pudur in the city. By evening, pills were distributed to over 8,000 people and many more were waiting to get the medicine.

He told The Hindu that homeopathy medicine for dengue control was becoming popular day by day and voluntary organisations and local bodies were coming forward to sponsor the camps. ‘Eupatorium Perfoliatum’ must be taken in an empty stomach consecutively for three days by adults while the children must take a lesser dose. The dosage should be taken only as prescribed by homoeopathy doctors.

A team of three doctors and 12 house surgeons of the homeopathic college are distributing the medicines at camps. Camps were also conducted at six places in Karaikudi in the last two days and the medicine supplied to 16,000 persons.

Priya Raj, City Health Officer, Madurai Corporation, said that the civic body was conducting both homoeopathy and Siddha medical camps. The Indian medicine help increase immunity and resistance in individuals, she added.

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