By Chaturanga Samarawickrama
After evaluating all technical reports relating to the anti-COVID-19 syrup introduced by Ayurvedic practitioner Dhammika Bandara from Kegalle, the Pharmacological Unit of the Sri Lanka Ayurveda Department had approved the syrup as a local medicine, Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural & Ayurveda Hospital Development &Community Health Secretary Ms A.K.W.W.M.N.K. Weerasekara said.
Addressing the media she said the syrup was registered as a local medicine following approval of the Ayurvedic Commissioner.
Though the syrup was registered at the Ayurvedic Department the suitability for coronavirus will be determined after clinical tests, Ms Weerasekara said.
She said an expert committee was appointed in this regard to conduct such clinical trials in the future.
Later, we would be able to decide whether this syrup is suitable for COVID-19 virus, Ms Weerasekara added.
-Suitability for coronavirus will be determined after clinical tests