Addressing the Inaugural function of Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation and Launch of Book on Banerji Protocols, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said mainstreaming of AYUSH has been one of the important strategies envisaged under the NRHM.
Speaking about Dr. Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Shri Azad said the book on “Banerji Protocols” is the result of the efforts of Dr. Prasanta Banerji who has been in practice for over 55 years and his son, Dr. Pratip Banerji who has been working with him for 22 years now.
The book is about using homeopathic medicines in a scientifically acceptable way, where diseases are diagnosed in the same way as Allopathy but the medicines are prescribed in fixed protocols for every disease.
The purpose of the book is to make available, to a healthcare professional knowledge gathered by the experience of over 70 years of using Homeopathy and the Banerji Protocols cover general diseases as well as some types of cancer.
The father-son duo deserves commendation for the fact that while the clinic patient footfall is 1,200 patients a day, over 700 patients are treated free of charge every day.
The Foundation also sees about 150 to 200 cancer cases a day.
It has also entered into research collaborations with many institutions of international repute to achieve standardised treatment protocols, which allow replicability in the treatment of patients suffering from the same disease with the same fixed protocol of medicine.