Indore : Stem cell treatment is a hope for those suffering from ‘incurable’ diseases and it has turned such diseases, curable.
President of Stem Cell Society of India and director of Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute, Mumbai Dr Alok Sharma said, “India stands at the top in development of stem cell treatment followed by China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. It is the technique discovered and developed in Asian countries.”
He added that people are less aware of stem cell treatment but it will become an established way of treatment in the next 3-5 years.
“We can now treat diabetes, heart diseases, liver disorders and many deadly diseases through stem cell. We have largest number of international publications and currently we are researching on the treatment of schizophrenia, a mental disorder characterised by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand reality, and drug addiction,” Dr Sharma said.
India is leading the world in stem cell treatment, says Dr Alok Sharma
Talking about government’s role, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has much interest in development of medical science and he is providing funds even for treatment of patients suffering from cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy and other neurological diseases. Prevalence of these diseases is high in our country, especially in areas of Saurashtra, Shimla and Gujarat. Large number of patients exists in Indore and Bhopal as well.
Case of muscular dystrophy of a city patient, 20-year-old youth Shubham Baser, who had symptoms of muscular dystrophy at 12 years of age was having difficulty in walking, sitting and getting up. Shubham’s father said, “Muscular dystrophy being a part of our family we knew that there is no treatment for this disorder and hence we went to a neurologist just to confirm the disorder after 4 years of witnessing symptoms in Shubham.”
He said that Shubham was treated in Indore but his condition started deteriorating continuously. Shubham underwent stem cell therapy and now can walk and stand without any support.
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