SC says will clarify position on homeopathic preventive treatment for COVID, reserves verdict

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there was lack of clarity in the Ministry of Ayush advisory on allowing homeopathic medical practitioners to prescribe even add-on or preventive treatment for COVID-19 patients.

The top court said that it would clarify the position and reserved its verdict on a plea challenging the Kerala High Court order which had said that AYUSH medical practitioners can prescribe government approved mixtures and tablets only as immunity booster for COVID-19 The Centre told the top court that medicines which are permitted to be prescribed by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) to COVID positive patients as an add-on treatment was allowed.