Maharashtra govt funds homeopathic research on A (H1N1)
Pune (PTI): Concerned over the spread of Swine flu cases in the state, Maharashtra government has decided to boost homeopathic research on the H1N1 virus with an initial provision of Rs five lakh.
Announcing the fund for Dhondumama Sathe Homeopathy college here at a workshop on 'Swine flu and homeopathy', state health minister Dr Shobha Bachhav, who reviewed the anti-Swine flu measures over the weekend, said the research project would be first of its kind to find an effective alternative medical treatment for the infection which has become a global pandemic.
A senior city homeopath Dr Sreerang Oak had on Friday advocated a preventive treatment combining two bio-chemic substances of homeopathy -- 'Kali Mur' and 'Ferrum Phos' (with power of 12 X )-- which he said could arrest the spread of the H1N1 virus among population.
Four tablets each of the two medicines, easily and cheaply available with chemists could stop the infection in the first stage, bestowing an immunity on the person against the virus, he claimed.
Pune has registered over 90 positive cases of Swine flu, mostly school children, during the last three weeks which account for the largest share of the over 110 reported from various parts of Maharashtra.