The annual fish ‘prasadam’ (medicine) for asthma patients at Hyderabad Nampally exhibition grounds will
be administered on Thursday and Friday.
Every year fish prasadam is administered by Bathini Harinath Goud on the occasion of Mrigasira Karthi,
which heralds the onset of monsoon.
Elaborate arrangements have been made to prevent stampede as thousands would be present to avail the
It is estimated that nearly 1.5 lakh people will avail the free administration of the medicine.
The fish prasadam is a herbal paste, which is inserted into the mouth of a live murrel fingerling, and is then administered to the patient as part of the traditional cure for asthma. It is believed that the medicine if taken for
three consecutive years can cure asthma.
Telangana State Minister for Animal Husbandry Talasani Srinivas Yadav said two lakh fingerlings have been
provided to Bathini’s family by the Fisheries Department.