There’s a very good news for those people who knows the side effects of harmful antibiotics yet still forced to go for the surgeries. Recently, a group of doctors have successfully conducted what they called “the world’s first” ayurvedic surgery upon Ojaswi Sharma, an old man having 83-years of age, at a hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. The surgery was done to remove a 240-gram prostate from the body, without using any antibiotics.
Various ayurvedic herbs, such as Amla (Indian gooseberry), turmeric, shigru (drumstick) and guggul (gum resin) were used in place of harmful antibiotics during that surgery. As per newspaper reports, the operation conducted on March 1 at Meerut’s Anand Hospital of total duration of four hours involved the use of anesthesia but no antibiotics at any stage of treatment weather before, during or post-operation recovery. At present, antibiotics are used in all standard operating procedures (SOP) to minimize the possibility of surgical site infection.
After the surgery, the patient was kept under one month observation & is said to have fully recovered now. Earlier, he was completely allergic to allopathic medicines because of which the doctors finally went for this ayurvedic surgery.
A famous urologist Subash Yadav, along with his team of doctors consulted India’s top experts in Ayurvedic field who enforced the possibility of conducting surgeries without the use of antibiotics, and cited the available ayurvedic medicines , which can be a good replacement for harmful allopathic drugs in surgery.
Mr. Hemant Khushawa, the retired professor & head of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur told about this surgery that The medicines were started 10 days before this operation. Special medicines were used in calculated proportions while administering Sharma which comprising the extracts of specific medicinal herbs like giloy, shigru, amla, turmeric and guggul. Shigru was used to treat mild infections and it is also a natural painkiller. Amla boosts immunity while giloy helps in liver detoxification.
The procedure has taken the medicinal clique by surprise, particularly during an era when worry about ineffectiveness of antibiotics has increased because of antimicrobial resistance.
Mr. Manoj Kumar, the director of orthopedics department at Delhi’s Maulana Azad Medical College quoted that this development is really a rare feat achieved by the doctors. Surgery these days is highly dependent on just allopathy. Successful conducting this surgery with full ayuvedic support is actually the beginning of a new era.
He, however, said that this is just one case & much more work & various research still needs to be done to make the use of ayurvedic drugs a part of the SOP. He also stated that this time when the human body is becoming highly resisting to antibiotics, it is really a high time a well-equipped research body was established in India for conducting these types of researches & various trails.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently call a meeting of total 12 countries around the globe in Tokyo to discuss the ways to tackle the problem of ineffectiveness of the antibiotics due to its excessive use (AMR). Both India and Japan have signed a letter of intent for better surveillance and further research on AMR.