In an effort to boost the immunity of traffic policemen, the Metropolitan Traffic Police on Saturday morning planted 1,500 saplings of gurjo (tinospora cordifolia) on the barren land at Tinkune park.
The plantation of gurjo saplings, said Senior Superintendent of Police Bhim Prasad Dhakal, would help the traffic police increase their immunity as they come in contact with a lot of people. So far, over 400 traffic police have already been infected with coronavirus.
“The plant increases the immunity power so we have planted Gurgo in the open space and all our offices in Kathmandu Valley to promote this plant,” said Dhakal.
The gurjo saplings were handed to the traffic office by the Inland Revenue Department and National Planning Commission.
Although the herb is used in traditional ayurvedic medicine, it has not been clinically proven to be effective against the coronavirus.
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