The scheme “Amma Magapperu Sanjeevi” was recently launched by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The kit containing 11 Siddha medicines will make the body of a pregnant woman fit for growing a healthy foetus and undergo a normal delivery. The new kit containing 11 types of Siddha medicines to be issued under the ‘Amma Magapperu Sanjeevi’ (Amma Maternity Medicines) scheme to pregnant women may reduce maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state.
The kit will contain Siddha Medicines like Madhulai manappagu, Karuveppilai podi, Nellikkai legiyam, Nilavaagai tablet, Elathy tablet, Annabedhi tablet, Ulundhu thailam and Pinda thailam (both for external application), Paavana panjakula thailam, Sataavari thailam (internal) and Kunthirika thailam (external). These medicines are aimed at reducing nausea, improving immunity, balancing iron deficiency and remove aches. The kit also has a medicine for the baby after delivery for modulating immune.
District Siddha Medical (Officer (DSMO) Dr C Sekar, Trichy, said medicines in the kit will provide a one-stop solution to pregnant women. “The concept of providing Siddha medicine kit is to provide a complete solution to issues being faced during and after pregnancy,” he said.
The department of AYUSH has circulated a government order regarding the distribution of the kit. However, officials said the scheme will be functional in a month or two. The medicines will be made available free of cost at all the state-run AYUSH centres. In Trichy, the pregnant women can avail the medicine in 52 AYUSH centres.
Assistant medical officer (AMO) Dr S Vathsala termed the collection of medicines a ‘synergetic action kit’. “Regular consumption of the medicines would ensure a good result to pregnant women. We appeal to the people to make use of the opportunity to keep them fit and deliver a healthy baby through normal delivery,” Vathsala added.
The role of doctors in government hospitals and public health centres in prescribing the kit to patients is expected to popularize Siddha medicines among the people. The Siddha medicine kit for pregnant women was a long-term proposal of the Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Officers Association (TANSMOA).
Source : The Times Of India