people are strongly believing in traditional and age old
medicines. Why is it so? Because, most of them cause no
side effects besides curing the disease from the root.
Hyderabad fish medicine (Chepa Mandu) is
one such traditional medicine which has been branded as
the permanent remedy for Asthma.
fish medicine being administered by the Bathini Goud family
since decades has become popular over the years. This
year lakhs of asthma patients lined up in the exhibition
grounds on 8th June 2001 to take the miracle fish medicine.
As the fish medicine is administered every year on the
Mrigasira Karti day (first day of the monsoon season
according to Hindu Almanac) only, people from all corners
of the globe reached Hyderabad well before the schedule
and lined up at the medicine administration venue from
the midnight of June 7. They patiently waited for their
turn for six to eight hours in the queue. "I am
taking the medicine for the last three years (prescribed
period for complete relief from asthama). Almost 90% of
my asthama problem has been cured and I am here for the
fourth dose because of my interest in the medicine",
said Mohd. Wakeel of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
"Standing in the queue continuously for hours
is a risky one. But it is negligible when compared to
the asthma problem, we face," said one old man
who came from Rajasthan.
The fish medicine administeration of this year was held
as part of the 'Visit Hyderabad week' conducted by tourism
department to attract visitors to the various sightseeing
places in and around the city. According to Bathini
Harinath Goud, the key person of the Bathini Family
who administers fish medicine, "about 5 lakh patients
took the fish medicine this year".
Veerendra Yadav who came all the way from Madhepura,
Bihar along with his family members to have the medicine
had a glance of the historical monument Charminar.
"My five year son read about Charminar in his
text books, since then he is very eager to see the monument.
So I brought my whole family this time one day before
the schedule and we saw all the important places of the
historical city," Mr Yadav said.
There were number of bureaucrats, politicians, VIPs besides
common people who took the medicine. Mr. Bathini Harinath
Goud personally administered the medicine to the VIPs
like Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Chandra Babu
Naidu, Director General of Police H.J. Dora,
Home Minister Devendar Goud, Union Civil Aviatioin Minister
Sharad Yadav and his wife.
medicine administration was started around 8.30 am as
per the schedule by Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Minister
Narasimha Rao. The Bathini brothers Mr. Vishwanatham
Goud, Mr. Harinath Goud, Uma Maheswar Goud, Mr. Prakash
Goud, Mr. Shiva Prasad Goud, Mr. Amarnath Goud, Mr. Viswanatham
Goud, other family members and volunteers administered
the medicine round the clock at 36 counters. After medicine
administration, all the patients were given the extra
three doses of Karthi medicine. Some hawkers and traders
did good seasonal business by selling booklets on asthma
and food items like dry old mango pieces and cow ghee
which have to be consumed along with the fish medicine
for the effective cure of asthma.
Government of Andhra Pradesh made elaborate arrangements
for the smooth passage of the event. The Public Works
Department erected barricades and Metro Water Works department
arranged the drinking water distribution camp. The fisheries
department supplied the live Murrel fish lingerings at
a nominal price of Rupees six.
voluntary organisations like Agarwal Samaj, Punjabi
Seva Samiti, Uttar Bharat Sangh arranged free accommodation
for the people who came from other states. They also supplied
drinking water and food packets at the venue. The cultural
programmes were also organised by the tourism department
to entertain the visitors.
"The patient should have complete faith in the
medicine for effective results. Most of the asthma patients
come to Hyderabad with great faith on the fish medicine.
That is the reason why patients feel relieved from the
asthma after coming here", said Dr. Mohan
Rao, when asked his comments on the traditional fish
No doubt, the fish medicine is every asthama patient's
destiny. If you missed this time, get ready for the next
year on Mrigasira Karthi Day (Around first week of June).
more about the wonder drug Fish Medicine..