Sanjeevani App : Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister launched the ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ App and two AYUSH-based studies related to COVID-19 situation, in New Delhi
The app was developed by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY). The AYUSH Sanjivani mobile app will help to generate data on acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its impact on the prevention of COVID-19. It is expected to reach out to a target of 50 lakh people.
AYUSH Sanjivani Application :
The Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, has started off a new mobile app named ‘AYUSH Sanjivani’ Application.
• The AYUSH Sanjivani mobile Application will play an important role in generating data on acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its effects on the prevention of COVID-19.
• Ministry is expecting to reach out to a target of 50 lakh citizens.
• Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) are making partnerships with others organizations for this.
R&D Task Force
To formulate & develop strategies for this initiative an “Interdisciplinary Ayush Research & Development(R&D) Task Force” is set up with a group of experts under the chairmanship of Dr Bhushan Patvardhan, Vice-Chairman, University Grant Commission (UGC).
Clinical research study on Ayurveda interventions
i. It is a collaborative study on Ayurveda interventions as prophylaxis(measures to prevent against disease) and standard care to COVID 19 by the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Science & Technology through Council of Scientific & Industrial Research(CSIR) with technical support from Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
ii. The task force will review & consult this process by top reputed from different organisations across the country to study four different interventions namely Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu, Guduchi +Pippali and a polyherbal formulation (AYUSH-64)
The study will be made on Ashwagandha as a Prophylaxis Against SARS-COV-2 in subject with high risk during the COVID 19 Pandemic & comparison will be made between Hydroxychloroquine in the health care providers and
The efficacy of the Ayurvedic formula in addition with a standard of care for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19(A Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel Efficacy, Active Control, Multi-Centre Exploratory Drug Trial)
Population based interventional study
i.The ministry of AYUSH has initiated this research on impact of AYUSH based prophylactic interventions
Assess the preventive potential of AYUSH interventions for COVID 19 and the improvement in quality of life in high risk population.
ii.The outcome of the study will pave a new outlook in understanding the preventive potential of AYUSH interventions during pandemics like COVID 19 through scientific evidence.
Ayush Sanjivani application-based study
i.The Ministry of AYUSH & The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeitY) has developed Ayush Sanjivani mobile application to generate data for a large population targeting 5 million people.
ii.The core expected outcomes include generating data on the acceptance and usage of AYUSH advocacies and measures among the population and its impact in prevention of COVID 19.
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director General (DG)– Dr Shekhar Mande
Headquarters– New Delhi, India
Director-General (DG)– Professor Balram Bhargava.
Union Minister– Harsh Vardhan(Constituency- Chandni Chowk, New Delhi)
Minister of State– Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Constituency- Buxar, Bihar )
About AYUSH Ministry:
Minister of State (Independent Charge)– Shripad Yesso Naik(Constituency- North Goa)
Union Minister– Ravi Shankar Prasad(Constituency- Patna Sahib, Bihar)
Minister of State– Sanjay Dhotre(Constituency- Akola, Maharashtra