Sambalpur: Director of Medical Sciences and Research director, Ashwini Pujahari, is in trouble for allegedly resorting to unproven therapies to treat patients. A video showing him using edible salt on a cancer-affected patient during surgery has gone viral on social media.
The Junior Doctors’ Association of VIMSAR has demanded immediate removal of Pujahari for such unproven treatment which allegedly led to the death of the patient.
The JDA alleged that Pujahari used table salt to treat a cancer patient who subsequently died.
The JDA has also filed a police complaint against Pujahari.“There is no reference in books regarding such type of treatments and we have evidence that the patient on whom edible salt was used during surgery died,” said JDA member, Priyambad Sahu.
“We have not heard or read about use of salt to kill cells. Such act of Pujahari is absolutely unethical, inhuman and is of criminal negligence,” said Dr Jyotirmaya Nayak.
Not only salt therapy, another video of Pujahari violently patting on back of a patient, similar to that of playing a tabla, is also doing rounds on social media.
Pujahari, on the other hand, refuted such allegations levelled by the JDA and claimed that the salt was in contact with the patient’s body for less than 3 to 5 minutes.
“All the salt was duly removed through suction method and the patient on which it was used hails from Chhattisgarh. The patient is absolutely fine,” said Pujahari....