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Dr Kaje’s Ayurvedic trials to be stopped

The trials were done at Victoria Hospital that comes under BMCRI.

Published: 02nd August 2020 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2020 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

For representational purposes

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) has decided to suspend the trials of Ayurvedic tablets Bhoumya and Saathmya, which were started by Dr Giridhar Kaje, after he went to the media claiming the success of the trials without presenting it to the ethics committee.

The trials were evaluating the efficacy and safety of both the tablets as an add-on therapy to the standard care given to Covid-positive patients. The trials were held between June 7 and 25, but the Ayurvedic treatment was in addition to regular treatment.

“We will suspend the trials as he should have presented it to the ethics committee first. It has been tried on only 10 patients, so it’s not safe to say if it is effective or not. The tablets have to be validated in a larger trial before we can say it cures Covid,” Dr C R Jayanthi, director and dean of BMCRI, told TNIE. The trials were done at Victoria Hospital that comes under BMCRI.

A letter written by BMCRI to Dr Kaje on July 17 and signed by the chairman of ethics committee, read, “You are aware that the trial is still in its preliminary stage and no results have been placed before the ethics committee of BMCRI. Going to the public at this stage and claiming its success is unacceptable and amounts to overstepping of one’s responsibility.

“You are aware that any disclosure of such sensitive information will have to be with clearances from various appropriate authorities... You are called upon to immediately clarify in the media of the factual position as otherwise we may be compelled to suspend the trial.” Dr Kaje, MD and Chief Physician, Prashanthi Ayurvedic Centre in Rajajinagar, said he saw the letter on social media.

“It has been 15 days now, but the letter has not reached me. Why is it so? People went about advertising ‘Go to Prashanthi Clinic for Covid treatment’ and I clarified on my Facebook page that this is wrong information,” he said. “All 10 patients have been cured and I had just stated the fact. I did not make any false claims. We asked the government to allow us to conduct extended trials with 1,000 patients and are waiting for their response,” he added.



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  • Susheel

    Bluddy fellows, The allopathy team fears that they may lose the race .They are not concerned on people . Especially the private hospitals . They are after money.useless fellows .I suspect international Drug mafia involved
    1 year ago reply
  • Guna

    I have not seen directly whether patients got cured or not but the hopes and the positive words he speaks about covid 19 gives us strength to live. Many people are dying because of fear of covid 19 and personally i got anxiety. Common people doesn't know your medical terms and rules please allow them to live peacefully.
    1 year ago reply
  • S V Gopalkrishna

    Excellent treatment method, He has been supported by Govt. of Karnataka and Govt. of India. Why Indian politicians, doctors, media etc., are not supporting him to go for clinical trials in India in Ayurvedic hospitals. Ayurveda and allopathy or Siddha with allopathy or ayurvedic with naturopathy treatment trials will be allowed with a team of doctors concerned with clinical trials along with of Govt. research centers to evolve clinical outcome with comprehensive standard operating procedures for the treatment of COVID-19. It definitely the best method of treatment not only COVID but also diabetes, cardiac diseases, and even cancers in the future prospectus. Why we are waiting as a spectator to get medicines approved by USA or any western country or even china or Russia. Support our alternative medicine to treat all types of diseases in the world. Indian culture, medicine, meditation, yoga, and Sanscrit is identifying and practicing by western countries but unfortunately, drug mafia is suppressing directly or indirectly and because of exploitation by the medical fraternity. It is simple to make it possible to combat COVID by making a team of genuine resource ethical people from medicine, paramedical, scientists, economical, administration management, defense, artificial intelligence with disaster management mode for short, medium, long term strategies with comprehensive standard operating procedures to implement not only for combating COVID, cancer etc., to define guidelines for transportation, economical management definitely the ultimate strategies. Please support me for Vibrant and Healthy India and World
    1 year ago reply
  • Venkat

    Sad to hear the news. What is the problem with BMRCI when people got cured because of Dr. Kaje's treatment. Drug mafia has hands everywhere.
    1 year ago reply
    • Vijaya

      Vijaya mysore I cured myself my BP problem completely about 15 years back.with the help of yoga
      1 year ago reply
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