Traditional healing: This fish keeps asthma at bay

Published: 08th June 2018 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2018 06:21 PM  

The annual distribution of traditional fish medicine that is beleived to cure Asthma and other respiratory illness has begun at Exhibition Grounds at Nampally in Hyderabad. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
People from around the country have flung to the Nizami city to get rid of Asthma. There are claims that the traditional way of healing has shown positive output. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
The annual event is organised by the Bathini family, who have been administering it free of cost to asthma patients every year after they began it in 1845. The Bathini family are expecting over four lakh people this year and they have prepared 450 kgs of medicine. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
The Murrel Fingerlings is used for the purpose to cure the diseases. The live fish is slipped down the throat of a patient. Vegetarians get this medicine with jaggery. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
The Bathini Goud family prepares the secret formula of herbs handed down by generations only to family members. The herbs are inserted in the mouth of a live sardine or Murrel fish and slipped into the patient's throat. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
Telangana Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav said the fisheries department has kept ready of 1.32 lakh murrel fingerlings collected from different lakes across Telangana to enable Bathini's family administer the medicine. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
Besides, 150 police personnel were deployed to regulate traffic. The police department also deployed 1500 security personnel for the event. Over 70 CCTV cameras have been set up at the venue to monitor the movement of the crowd. (EPS | Vinay Madapu)
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