Monday, March 19, 2018

No news story about any system of medicine should be published in media without first verifying from the experts

Ministry of Ayush recently published a reply to a news story titled "Ayurvedic Med Poses Life Threat" published in The Pune Mirror newspaper on 25th December, 2017.
The letter said that “the title of the news item was so generalized that it may lead to an overall distrust in the minds of the readers at large regarding the safety, efficacy and overall credibility of Ayurveda in general and Suvama Bhasma- an important Ayurvedic medicine in particular… It is pertinent to note that one bad example cannot be allowed to tarnish the credibility of the whole system of Ayurveda. In view of the above, 'The pune Mirror' may consider publishing a corrigendum *rand apology at the earliest to enlighten the readers and explain to this Ministry the basis of publishing the news in such an irresponsible manner, within two weeks of this communication failing which, the matter will be taken up with PTI and PIB. Also, the newspaper may abstain from publishing such derogatory reports which tarnish the credibility of time tested medicines”.
As per Vedic knowledge when the matter is converted into non-matter in the form of energy, it is used either as potentised drug in homoepathy or a bhasma in Ayurveda.
 During the processes of potentisation or trituration in homeopathy and bhasma formation by the process of homa in Ayurveda, when the matter converts  into non matter (non measurable), it changes its properties. It is non-measurable at this stage by any current investigational criteria. 
If any matter is detected, it indicates adulteration or inadequate trituration or potentisation.
There are regulators in all respective fields, as are experts. Hence, any complaint should be referred to them rather than addressing them in the media without any expertise in that field. 
No such news story should be allowed to be published in media  without first verifying facts or fact checking. It may not be the truth.
This is equally true for all systems of medicine.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
Vice President CMAAO
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Immediate Past National President IMA

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