Modi govt. wants to beat coronavirus with ‘Gayatri Mantra’

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 By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: On one hand, Prime Minister Modi-led government has miserably failed to fulfill the shortage of oxygen cylinders and other medical necessities, leading to the death of hundreds of Covid-19 patients but on the other hand, it has been funding a study that aims to find if chanting Gayatri Mantra can help hospitalised patients of the virus disease.

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The Union science and technology department supported the study with a grant of Rs 3 lakh.

Since February this year, researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, have been conducting a clinical trial to see if chanting the Gayatri Mantra and doing pranayam can help hospitalised Covid-19 patients.

In the trial, Ruchi Dua, a pulmonary medicine specialist at the AIIMS, Rishikesh, and her colleagues asked 10 hospitalised patients to combine Gayatri Mantra with pranayama, a set of yogic breathing exercises, and compared their outcomes with 10 other hospitalised patients who received standard care.

The vast majority of Covid-19 patients recover after the standard care that they receive in hospitals. The Telegraph quoted an unidentified researcher as saying that with such a small number of only 10 participants in each group, there would be a question mark on the statistical validity of whatever outcomes the study has measured.

The science and technology department had last year offered to fund research projects that seek to pinpoint ingredients in dung, milk and urine of “indigenous cows” for use in medicinal, nutritional, and household products.

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