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An awareness programme on “Preventive measures for common monsoon diseases” was organized at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Thoothukudi

An Awareness Programme on “Preventive measures for common monsoon diseases” was organized for the staff and students at Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Dr.J.Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Thoothukudi on 24.11.2020. A talk on “Preventive aspects in Siddha Medicine” was delivered by Dr. M. Sankararama Subramanian, Assistant Medical Officer, Government Headquarters Hospital, Thoothukudi and Dr. Latha, Assistant Medical Officer, Padukappathu, Thoothukudi district. On this occasion, Dr. B. Sundaramoorthi, Dean, FC&RI, Thoothukudi delivered the welcome address and spoke on the importance of herbal medicine in combating diseases like flu, dengue, malaria etc. Dr. M. Sankararama Subramanian, Assistant Medical Officer, Government Headquarters Hospital, Thoothukudi listed the ingredients present in Nilavembu kasayam and kabasura kudineer and the importance of each ingredients in the health concoction. He mentioned the method of preparation of the health drink which can be used both as a prophylactic and therapeutant. He stressed the importance of steam inhalation using neem leaves, turmeric, eucalyptus leaves, etc., and gargling using salt water. Dr. Latha, Assistant Medical Officer, Padukappathu, Thoothukudi district spoke on the health benefits of herbal medicine and offered simple tips to be followed on a daily basis to lead a health life. She demonstrated Pranayama (breathing exercises) which clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath. Regular and sustained practice of Pranayama can supercharge whole body, prevent diabetes, remove stress and help lead a healthy life. Dr. R. Santhakumar, Professor, Department of Fish Economics, Extension and Statistics offered the vote of thanks. Dr. B. Chrisolite, Assistant Professor, Department of Fish Pathology and Health Management coordinated the programme. All staff and students were given Nilavembukasayam.