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An Analysis of Siddha Management among COVID-19 Positive Patients of TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, Tamilnadu — Feedback Report


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1 Government Hospital, Pernambut, Vellore – 635810, Tamil Nadu, India
2 District Siddha Medical Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Department, Chennai – 600106, Tamil Nadu, India
4 District Collector’s Office, Vellore – 632009, Tamil Nadu, India
 

Siddha's system of medicine is the effective one to reduce the symptoms of many viral illnesses. Siddha's system of medicine in asymptomatic, mild to moderate Covid-19 Positive patients, will make them recognize its effectiveness, reduce the symptoms, and move into the traditional approach towards the deadliest pandemic disease Covid-19. The objective of this study is to evaluate the acceptance and benefit of integrative Siddha management among the mild, moderate and asymptomatic COVID patients through a feedback questionnaire in TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (TPECThanthai Periyar Engineering College). 74 asymptomatic, mild to moderate Covid-19 Positive patients were observed 7 days from 14.07.2020 to 30.07.2020 in TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. During this period, Siddha medicines were administrated along with Western medicine. At the end of the period, validated feedback questionnaires were used to collect information from 74 participants for evaluating the acceptance and benefit of integrative Siddha management.In the 74 patients of TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, 100% were taken the given Siddha drug properly. 82.4% had the most common symptoms and 52.7% had less common symptoms. 16.2% of cases developed gastric acidity and 1.3% developed mild dyspnea as an ADR. 91.8% were recommended the Siddha system to others. 93.2% reported excellent disease progress. 90.7% of Siddha doctors quoted for 'Excellent' service on covid patients. This feedback report explores the three important significance. (a) Siddha medicine having significant effectiveness (b) Siddha medicines have safety in covid-19 patients (c) overall services of Siddha doctors are appreciatable by the patients and Siddha system is recommended to others. This analysis report helps to provide the possibility of the Siddha system for further or future clinical trials.

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COVID Care Center, Integrative Medicine, SARS CoV-2, Novel Corona Virus, Siddha System of Medicine.
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S. Thillaivanan
Government Hospital, Pernambut, Vellore – 635810, Tamil Nadu, India
S. Susikannamma
District Siddha Medical Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
P. Parthiban
Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Department, Chennai – 600106, Tamil Nadu, India
V. Ganesh
Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Department, Chennai – 600106, Tamil Nadu, India
A. Shanmugasundaram
District Collector’s Office, Vellore – 632009, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Siddha's system of medicine is the effective one to reduce the symptoms of many viral illnesses. Siddha's system of medicine in asymptomatic, mild to moderate Covid-19 Positive patients, will make them recognize its effectiveness, reduce the symptoms, and move into the traditional approach towards the deadliest pandemic disease Covid-19. The objective of this study is to evaluate the acceptance and benefit of integrative Siddha management among the mild, moderate and asymptomatic COVID patients through a feedback questionnaire in TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, Tamil Nadu (TPECThanthai Periyar Engineering College). 74 asymptomatic, mild to moderate Covid-19 Positive patients were observed 7 days from 14.07.2020 to 30.07.2020 in TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. During this period, Siddha medicines were administrated along with Western medicine. At the end of the period, validated feedback questionnaires were used to collect information from 74 participants for evaluating the acceptance and benefit of integrative Siddha management.In the 74 patients of TPEC COVID Care Center, Vellore, 100% were taken the given Siddha drug properly. 82.4% had the most common symptoms and 52.7% had less common symptoms. 16.2% of cases developed gastric acidity and 1.3% developed mild dyspnea as an ADR. 91.8% were recommended the Siddha system to others. 93.2% reported excellent disease progress. 90.7% of Siddha doctors quoted for 'Excellent' service on covid patients. This feedback report explores the three important significance. (a) Siddha medicine having significant effectiveness (b) Siddha medicines have safety in covid-19 patients (c) overall services of Siddha doctors are appreciatable by the patients and Siddha system is recommended to others. This analysis report helps to provide the possibility of the Siddha system for further or future clinical trials.

Keywords


COVID Care Center, Integrative Medicine, SARS CoV-2, Novel Corona Virus, Siddha System of Medicine.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr%2F2021%2F26626