A group of doctors in Meerut have conducted the world’s first Ayurvedic Surgery on Ojaswi Sharma, an 83-year-old man who is allergic to Allopathic drugs. In the process of removing a 240-gram prostate from his body, no antibiotics were used. Instead, Ayurvedic herbs like Amla, guggul, and turmeric were successfully used to reduce the chances of surgical site infection.
The successful surgery of Ojaswi Sharma has opened new doors for alternative medicine and has taken the medical fraternity by surprise. Dr Ram Manohar, Research Director at Amrita School of Ayureda in Kerala said, “This is a very interesting development. It is an eye opener in this period when resistance is being developed for antibiotics. This case points to the need for more studies to explore the potential contributions of Ayurveda in many areas of challenge.”
However, many practitioners of modern medicine are not euphoric about the development, the Times of India has reported. “This does not show any benefit yet as it is preventive. It could be a chance that the patient did not get any infection. In short, it was possible not to get an infection, even if no antibiotics or ayurvedic cocktails were given,” said Dr. Puneet Dhar, Head of Gastro Surgery Department of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in Kochi. “There is no efficacy to show,” he added.