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Fish medicine administered to patients in Hyderabad

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Hundreds of asthma-sufferers gather on an auspicious day to subject themselves to a traditional medicine, which is placed in the mouth of a live fish before being slipped into the patients' mouths. Duration: 00:33 Video provided by AFP


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