Over 8000 immunity booster tablets to be distributed to seafarers, families

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Homeopathic Medical Association of India (Goa) president Dr Dominic Dias and secretary Dr Audut Bhatikar (both centre) along with GSAI committee members holding up the homeopathic medicine.

Margao: The Goa Seafarers Association of India (GSAI) along with the Homeopathic Medical Association of India (Goa chapter) will be distributing over eight thousand tablets of the AYUSH ministry’s recommended homeopathic medicine to seafarers and their families.

The medicine, Arsenic album 30, will be distributed to seafarers as a means of improving their immunity.

Speaking to media persons at the association’s head office in Margao, GSAI secretary Michael Beny Da Costa accompanied by Homeopathic Medical Association of India (Goa chapter) president Dr Dominic Dias and secretary Dr Audut Bhatikar informed of the initiative.

“Earlier we had provided around nine thousand of the medicine to the police force in Goa. This medicine is given to provide an immunity boost. It is a three-day dose that helps a person build up immunity to COVID-19. Since the seafarers are returning to the state and may have been exposed, their immune system has to be boosted. We have provided around 8000 tablets to the association to be distributed among the seafarers,” said Dr Dias.

Arsenic album 30 has been recommended by the central government’s AYUSH ministry as a prophylactic or preventive remedy against COVID-19.

As per the directions, adults have to take five pills a day for the course of three days while children are to be given three pills a day for the course of three days.

Dr Bhatikar, meanwhile, added that it was a precautionary measure and that there were no side effects and it does not affect any other medications taken along with it.

Da Costa meanwhile added that around 2000 seafarers had already returned to the state stating that more were to return in the next couple of days.