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Police complaint against Kamal Haasan for questioning govt-backed Nilavembu

Police complaint against Kamal Haasan for questioning govt-backed Nilavembu
19 Oct 2017
  • A police complaint has been filed against Kamal Haasan for his comments on 'Nilavembu Kudineer', an anti-dengue drug that is being pushed by the Tamil Nadu government.
  • In a tweet, the actor had urged fans not to distribute the medicine till proper research is done.
  • The state is distributing the 'Siddha' medicine freely among all eateries. The Ayush ministry is also promoting it.

  • What do critics say about the Nilavembu?
    Drug
  • The Nilavembu is recommended in viral infections. It boosts immunity and modulates the body's defense response.
  • According to Ayush, Nilavembu is "antipyretic, analgesic and anti-dengue activity proved".
  • However, experts and doctors have questioned the move: high doses could be fatal, and research on rats had shown adverse effects on reproductive system, they said.
  • Moreover, there's no study on its efficacy against dengue, they added.

  • Haasan is one of the many critics
    Critics
  • Haasan tweeted, "It's not that the research should be done by allopathics. The traditionalists should also have done it. It is traditional for medicines to have side effects."
  • DMK working President MK Stalin also sought an explanation from the health secretary.
  • Meanwhile, TN Ravisankar, President of IMA's Tamil Nadu unit has urged the government to conduct research to verify benefits of the concoction.



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