Schwabe News Volume 2 | Issue 4 | August 2011
New Delhi: An NSG commando who was paralyzed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks can now hope to have his medical bills re-imbursed for the homoeopathic or ayurvedi treatment. The Delhi High Court asked the central government, armed forces and the NSG to frame guidelines for the reimbursement of defence personnel who wished to avail treatment under the homoeopathic or ayurvedic system of medicine. The court has given the government three months time to frame guidelines relating to alternative medical treatment and reimbursement of the same. HC was hearing a PIL highlighting the condition of the NSG commando, a Shaurya Chakra awardee now posted in Kerala.
Agra: A 40-year-old homoeopathic doctor here, Dr. Parthsarthy Sharma, claims to have treated an astonishing 800,000 patients in his career, breaking his previous Guinness world record of 300,000. In terms of numbers, this doctor has single-handedly done what many hospitals will be proud of. "I have again sent in papers to claim a new record. Even my earlier record remains unbeaten. My achievement is important because the records are in public domain, not private, as I work for a Jain charitable institution which properly and scientifically documents all records," Dr. Sharma said. Dr. Sharma said he wanted to highlight this achievement to prove the popularity of homoeopathy as an established and proven therapy. "For a country like India, homoeopathy provides affordable and convenient treatment procedures and medicines," he said. He further said that homoeopathy is becoming popular because there are no side effects or reactions. "My aim was not to set a record but to help the maximum number of people in whatever way I can. Some even come to seek my guidance about the treatment available in other therapies or surgery," he said. He started working in a homoeopathic dispensary in 1993. "From 1993 till a month ago, I have treated or advised 800,000 patients. Each day I get around 150 patients. Medicines are given free at our clinic," he said. Agra has three Guinness record holders now. Apart from Sharma, the Taj city boasts of teenager Akash Gupta, who holds the record for playing a guitar continuously for 55 hours, and Dinesh Shandilya, for making the smallest and longest flutes, which measure four inches and 10 feet respectively.
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