Using protocols used to test allopathic medicines, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog in Gujarat is gearing up for the clinical trial of ayurvedic medicine derived from panchgavya — cow’s milk, butter, ghee, dung and urine to treat COVID-19 patients in the state. Confident about the effectiveness of cow urine and cow dung in treating certain ailments, the doctors in Gujarat are soon to try it on COVID-19 patients in 10 hospitals of the country.Also Read - 1st ODI, SA vs IND: Our Middle-Order Couldn't Get Going, Needed More Partnerships, Says KL Rahul

In an interview with Ahmedabad Mirror, Dr Vallabh Kathiria, Chairman of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog shared, “During the clinical trials, the consenting patients would be
given this medicine and their progress documented scientifically. Comparison and analysis would be made as per modern medicineclinical trial norms. On completion of the multi-centre trials, a research paper would be published for peer review by thes cientific and medical community.” Also Read - ICC Men's U-19 Cricket World Cup 2022: India U-19 Captain Yash Dhull, Five Others Test Covid Positive, Says BCCI

With Rajkot’s Civil Hospital to lead the trial, it will soon be followed by Ahmedabad and Surat and soon spread to rest of Indian with trials to be carried out in Vardha, Pune, Hyderabad and Jodhpur. “It is for the first time that a clinical trial of a classical drug is being undertaken. The clinical trial will begin in 2-3 days and will have a 15-day protocol,” said Dr Hitesh Jani, Ex-Principal of Gujarat Ayurveda University. Also Read - SA vs IND, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar to Become India's Highest Run-Getter in Away ODIs

Speaking to the news agency, Kathiria asserted, “The effectiveness of Panchgavya medicine is known in India for centuries but not established in modern scientific context. Today, when the world is struggling to find a medicine for Covid-19, there is a distinct possibility that Panchgavya medicine may give us an effective treatment or cure.”