By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Abuja, Nov. 13, 2020 Nigeria and India are seeking closer collaboration on alternative medicine practices in the treatment of ailments and management of COVID-19 as India marked the fifth anniversary of Ayurveda Day on Friday.
Ayurveda is India’s alternative and traditional healthcare practice using local herbs as amla, turmeric, among others, in the practice of medicine.
The anniversary was commemorated by the Indian High Commission in Abuja to highlight the contributions of Ayurvedic medical practices to human health and the fight against COVID-19.
The commission also launched the Ministry of External Affairs, Economic Diplomacy Division’s ”Protocol on Ayurveda and Yoga for Management of COVID-19.”
Speaking at the event, Nigeria’s Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Olusegun Ogboye, commended India’s collaboration with Nigeria in the…