Syed Sujeel Ahmed | India Tomorrow
BENGALURU—Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Wednesday vowed to bring in policies to promote “Hindu way of life” and well-being by adopting ancient and holistic healthcare system in the state.
In an interview to a news agency, Sudhakar, who is a graduate from allopathic system of medicines, said, “One should learn Hindu way of life. One should go back to ancient practices so for as wellness is concerned.”
“I am moving ahead to introduce this (ancient practices of wellness) in Bengaluru and Karnataka in a holistic and comprehensive manner, bringing in new policies,” he added.
When Sudhakar was asked whether Ayurveda was of any help in treating COVID-19, the minister said he did not have any data or evidence to prove that Ayurveda or Unani worked the way allopathy did in the pandemic and wondered if these systems of treatment have the same protocols as it is in allopathy. However, he claimed that Ayurveda is a great ancient science which works, and all diseases cannot have the same protocol of treatment.
The current infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in Karnataka are 2500 fresh cases and 20-30 deaths in a day. The figures have reduced drastically from over 10,500 fresh cases and over 200 deaths a day.
Sudhakar is a turncoat who was elected as MLA on Congress ticket from Chikkaballapur assembly constituency. He raised a rebellion against the Congress during operation Kamal 2.0 by the BJP in which 16 MLAs from the JDS and the Congress resigned to topple the Kumaraswamy led Congress-JDS government. He later contested the by-elections in 2019 from the same constituency on BJP ticket and got re-elected.