Allopathy Hate: The big killer in India
©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande
First Victim: He was twelve years old, had fits, controlled with meds, and had no side effects, monitored regularly. They kept on meeting different doctors. Some qualified quack (people who advise beyond their trained specialty) told them to stop the epilepsy medicine completely. They did. After a week, the kid fell from tenth floor balcony while having a fit, and had severe head injuries, outcome was negative.
Second Victim: A sixty year old man, diagnosed with high blood pressure. Started treatment, BP controlled well. Someone told them all Allopathic medicines cause liver and kidney damage and gave some herbal medicine. The patient man is now in a coma, unlikely to recover, because of bleeding due to high BP as he had stopped medicines.
Same stories about diabetes, cancer, arthritis, jaundice, psychiatric illness and so many other problems, where patients are told to stop working medicines and then catastrophic outcomes ensue. They reach the Allopathic hospital at the last moment and then blame it all upon them. Some surgeries can truly improve lifespan and quality of life, but quacks exploit the public fear and steer away many patients from a good life. ©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande
Stopping a working medicine and worsening the existing disease condition should be declared a medico legal crime and those who advised such discontinuation should be questioned. Most of these opinions are hearsay and never recorded, it is difficult to prove verbal instructions. Patients should be encouraged to get a copy of advice from everyone they consult, from whichever stream.
Each Indian doctor can tell you many such examples. A deliberate, purposeful, politically supported campaign to spread hate about Allopathy has caused too much harm, and in the best interests of the patients this should be stopped.
While Allopaths are restricted by multiple rules and regulations, especially advertising, guarantees or claims of cure, many other branches are rampantly posting misleading adverts and claims. While we promote traditional medicine and open the first global center for the same, we must act upon the malpractices in those too. ©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande
The NMC statutes of advertisements, false claims must apply to all branches under Ayush.
(Allopathy is now called Modern Medicine, this post uses the old title to reach out to maximum population).
©️ Dr. Rajas Deshpande
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PS: Cases used are typical examples.