Navigation Links
Administration of Fish Drug for Asthma Patients Begins in Andhra

The administration of the wonder fish medicine for asthma patients began here Thursday amid a raging controversy over its efficacy //.

Hundreds of people were seen standing in queues for their turn to take fish medicine, renamed as fish 'prasadam' or holy offering by Bathini Goud family to avoid any controversy.

The administration of the medicine, touted as a wonder cure for asthma, began at 3.42 p.m., the time fixed by astrologers, after family members offered special 'puja'. The process will continue for 24 hours.

For the past 160 years, the Goud family has been distributing the medicine free of cost on the Mrigasira Karti of the Hindu calendar - or the onset of monsoon.

A yellow herbal paste, the ingredients of which has remained a family secret, is first put into a live three centimetre-long 'murrel' fingerling and it is then slipped through the throat of the patient. Dozens of family members of Goud have mastered the art of administering the drug.

If taken for three successive years, the medicine is believed to cure asthma.

Despite demands from physicians to reveal the ingredients of the herbal paste and rationalists' allegations of fraud, the Bathini family has refused to name the contents, saying the medicine would lose its efficacy.

The family claims that in 1845 a holy man passed on the formula for the miracle medicine to their great-great-grandfather Veranna Goud, a toddy tapper, on the promise that he would distribute it free of cost.

The turnout at the annual event was affected in the past couple of years due to an intense campaign by rationalists against the 'unscientific' treatment.

Despite an appeal by Jana Vignana Vedika, a group of rationalists, to the Andhra Pradesh government to stop patronising the event, various government departments have made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the event.

The fisheries departmen t has made arrangements to supply 100,000 fish. The Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Road Transport Corporation and other departments have also made arrangements to provide all amenities to the patients.

The rationalists and doctors, opposing the fish medicine, have warned that the drug could result in more complications for the patients.

Last year, the Andhra Pradesh High Court, on a petition by Jana Vignana Vedika, refused to stay the administration of the medicine but ruled that the word 'therapy' be used instead of 'medicine'.

(Source: IANS News)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nerve Damage Can Be Prevented By Xenon Administration During Surgery
2. Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration
3. Stronger Doses Fewer Administration for Breast Cancer
4. Bush Administration to Exempt Medicaid Recipients on Proof of Citizenship
5. Bush Administration Proposes End of Funding of Anti-AIDS Program in Swaziland
6. Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged
7. Patient Pays For The Callousness Of Hospital Administration
8. ‘Don’t Beat Around the Bush’ With Information on ‘sex Education’, Bush AdministrationTold
9. New Drug for Bronchial Asthma
10. Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt
11. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/20/2018)... ... 2018 , ... The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) ... on Feb. 18-22, 2019. , The SITC Cancer Immunotherapy Winter School ... deep understanding of the core principles and clinical applications of tumor immunology and ...
(Date:10/18/2018)... AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) , ... October 18, 2018 ... ... software testing, today announced it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative ... trade association representing health information exchanges (HIEs). , Drummond Group is a ...
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... , ... Fellow Health Partners, Inc. , a New York based medical ... agreed to join its Advisory Board. , CEO Michael N. Brown said, “This advisory ... guide Fellow Health Partners. They will provide strategic as well as tactical, ‘front lines’ ...
(Date:10/17/2018)... ... October 17, 2018 , ... A new report from The ... practices in the management of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) ... in the juvenile justice system, especially lesbian and bisexual girls and youth of ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) , ... October 16, 2018 , ... ... Tulsa, Oklahoma law firm of Graves McLain PLLC joins a series of lawsuits filed ... epidemic of sexual assaults occurring at Massage Envy locations by Massage Envy’s massage therapists. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... October 18, 2018 , ... Don’t Miss The TearDrop Memories Auction ... Business Obituary , TearDrop Memories NorthFork Pet Antiques, a long time New Hope tradition ... A major tourist destination in Town for more than a decade, owner ...
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... 2018 , ... National Association of Chronic Disease Directors CEO ... anniversary today with the launch of the Association’s new digital home at ... the new website offers state, tribal, and territorial chronic disease program staff targeted ...
(Date:10/18/2018)... ... October 18, 2018 , ... As ... pioneering doctors from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer are traveling to South ... Emergency Management the best ways to manage and respond to large-scale emergencies. This ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: