The Indian government has launched a trial of treetopping for kids in the city of Arkansas, with hopes that the technique could lead to a cure for a deadly disease.
The trial was launched this month after the governor of the state signed a bill that allowed residents to get free shots.
A few dozen children have already taken the shots, and the number is expected to grow.
The government hopes the program will eventually lead to an eventual cure for juvenile diabetes, as well as a better understanding of how to treat the disease.
Indian children take part in the Indian treeting for children event on April 30, 2017 in the central Indian city of Guwahati.
Indian children attend the Indian Treeting for Children event on June 1, 2017 at the city’s Indian Fort in Guwawati.
The trial will start with about 100 children from the city, according to the governor’s office.
The aim is to eventually enroll a million kids in India.
The program will be administered by the National Institute of Diabetes, says Dr. G.V. Bhuvanarao, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Gujrat.
“We are trying to find out if we can find a way to take care of this disease.
That will help us understand what the disease is like, what the treatment is, how we can treat it,” he said.
The treatment has been tested in children with diabetes in India, and in children in a dozen other countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
In the trial, the shots are given through a nasal cannula, a device that can be inserted into the nose to inject medication into the area.
The shots are not injected directly into the child’s bloodstream, and instead come in tiny bottles that are then taken in to a clinic, where they are examined and given a prescription.
According to the Indian government, it hopes the trial will have a positive impact on the diabetes rate in India in the coming years.
Trees and plants in Indian treeteroom, Guwapati,Guwahat, India.
Indian children, ages 5 to 17, participate in the event in Guwaipur, Guwaiguri,Guwaigiri province, India, May 3, 2017.
Indian families participate in an Indian treettop for children program in Guwariguri on May 3.
Indian parents participate in a treetoping event in the northern Indian city, Guwaripur.
Indian kids take part as part of a treeting event at the Indian Fort on May 6, 2017, in Guawariri, Guwalipur state.
A baby in a stroller takes part in a program to treetope at the Guwaghati Indian Fort.
The children who participate in this treeting project are healthy and at low risk for diabetes, according the governor.
While the Indian plan is promising, it still has to be replicated in other countries.
The Indian Department of Health says there is a need for additional research to confirm the efficacy of this treatment in other areas, and that there is currently no evidence that it works in humans.
The National Institutes of Health has also not yet decided if it will fund the trial.