Rs 3 Lakhs given by Department of Science and Technology to AIIMS for the trial !
Not just Gayatri Mantra, there should be an extensive research conducted on the effect of other mantras in the treatments of other disorders !
New Delhi – The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has funded a clinical trial at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, to determine if the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, a religious hymn, and performing the Yoga practice of Pranayam, can aid the quality of recovery as well as cure COVID-19 quicker in a subset of patients.
The clinical trial aims to recruit 20 COVID-19 patients with moderate symptoms. Divided into two groups, one will get the standard treatment and the other, along with the standard treatment, will be subject to a regimen of chanting and breathing exercises for 14 days, supervised by a certified Yoga instructor. Then the groups will be assessed on whether those who have received the additional treatment show measurably improved markers for inflammation or cell-injury. The patients will remain under the supervision of expert doctors. Dr. Ruchi Dua, Pulmonologist and Associate Professor at AIIMS said that recruitment for the study had already begun. “A Postdoctoral researcher who researches Yoga in the institute is also involved. We will measure markers of inflammation via levels of C-reactive protein as well as a standard scale to measure health outcome over the next two-three months, during which the patients will receive Patanjali’s Coronil along with the standard treatment”, she said.