Scientists from around the world, including India, are engaged day and night to make the coronavirus vaccine. Meanwhile, Ayurvedic physicians and researchers in India and the US are going to start clinical trials together to find a cure for corona through Ayurveda.
Through a virtual interaction with a group of eminent Indian-American scientists, academics, and doctors on Wednesday, US Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu said that a vast network of institutional engagements brought scientific communities between the two countries together in the fight against the coronavirus Have given.
Sandhu said that our institutes are also collaborating to promote Ayurveda through joint research, teaching, and training programs. Ayurvedic physicians and researchers from both countries are planning to start a clinical trial to find an Ayurvedic cure for the coronavirus.
He said that our scientists are also exchanging knowledge and research resources on this front. The Indo US Science Technology Forum (IUSSTF) has always been instrumental in promoting science, technology, and innovation through collaborative activities.
The forum called for joint research and start-ups to address challenges related to the coronavirus. A large number of proposals are being reviewed on fast track mode by experts from both sides.
Sandhu said that Indian pharmaceutical companies are the global leaders in the production of affordable cost medicines and vaccines and will play a key role in the fight against this epidemic.
According to the ambassador, there are at least three collaborations between Indian vaccine companies with US-based institutions. He said that this cooperation will not only be beneficial for India and America, but also for the billions of people who are awaiting the worldwide coronavirus vaccine.
Noting that there has been a long association between India and the United States in the health sector, he said scientists are working together in several programs to understand critical diseases at the basic and clinical levels. Many such programs have been focused on translational research to develop new therapeutics and diagnostics.
We all remember Patanjali Ayurveda and Baba Ramdev's "coronil" episode. The controversy was cooled as the first claimed COVID-19 vaccine was later labeled as an "immunity booster". We are sure that Indians were supportive of it while there was a section of pro-allopathy and other anti-national people who opposed it as it is their daily wage job.
What is satisfactory to know that United States of America and India have finally joined hands for the Ayurvedic joint research treatment initiative. We should keep our fingers crossed at this very moment with a positive hope that we might be able to see an ayurvedic coronavirus vaccine for the entire world's global community.