Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, JUNE 23:The Department of AYUSH, Government of India has decided to organize a series of workshops to sensitize health administrators, surgeons, medical scholars and patients about the centuries old Kashar-Sutra therapy to cure ano-rectal disorders. The first workshop will be held in Mohali on June 28.
Disclosing this here today an official spokesman said that this therapy was already been used by the allopathic doctors and surgeons of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMER), AIIMS New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh for management of Fistula-in-ano and found it 14% more effective than classical surgery with minimal/negligible post-operative complications. The spokesman said that it has been decided to popularize this ancient method of treatment to benefit larger strata of population living in remote rural areas.
It is noteworthy that some prestigious hospitals in the country including Vardha Medical College, J.J. Hospital Mumbai, Apollo Hospital New Delhi have established separate Kashar Sutra treatment units. Kashar-sutra was presently also being practiced in various countries including Japan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Describing the strategy to take the benefits of this therapy to the maximum people, the spokesman said that AIIMS New Delhi has agreed to compile total data in this therapy at national level through Internet and various centers can get registered with AIIMS for this purpose.
It may be added that the department had already held workshops on the theme of Homoeopathy for mother and child health, yoga for mental health, Unani medicine for skin, Ayurveda for Geriatric care and quality assurance of Ayush Drugs.