The Daily Mirror on Wednesday reported the sad news of the loss of 220 precious lives out of 44,395 dengue cases reported last year. The dengue cases for last month have hit a record level.
It is indeed a matter of serious concern that the Government is unable to contain this epidemic of dengue and unwilling to implement the principle of integrated medicine whereby cures for various diseases are available in different forms of medicine such as allopathy, ayurveda, homoeopathy and acupuncture.
For instance homoeopathy consultants say an effective cure is available for dengue but the western medical profession refuses to accept this remedy known as Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200c in the wet dose. It is being used extensively in many countries including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to treat this deadly disease, for which there is no known drug in the Western Pharmacopeia. Doctors in Sri Lanka have been ordered to use only permitted drugs including Paracetamol to treat this disease. All these drugs are limited in their effectiveness.
Homoeopathic Consultant Joe De Livera has often been featured in this newspaper and he has shown conclusive evidence that dengue has been cured with this remedy. He says he is prepared to supply it free of charge to the medical profession on a test basis, in sealed bottles of water which are medicated. This is referred to as “wet dose”. The Health Ministry and others, who control the western medical system, need to open their eyes to the realities of this dengue epidemic which is killing people almost on a daily basis, due to the refusal to use this homoeopathic remedy in hospitals. To make matters worse, the Health Ministry’s anti-dengue unit chief has been suspended for an alleged fraud in the funds received for anti-dengue programmes.
It is ironic that doctors who are broadminded enough to use the homoeopathic remedy unofficially, have confirmed it has worked successfully, but these doctors are governed by rules which stipulate that they only use permitted drugs to treat any disease.
It is not a matter of abiding by the rules to treat a disease. It is more a matter of saving precious lives by any reasonable means available.
Some months ago a prominent Cabinet Minister was also affected by dengue and spent an anxious week in hospital. The consultant had informed the minister that if only the Government could be persuaded to carry out a test with this homoeopathic remedy along with the standard drugs that are being used in hospitals, the doctors could then independently verify the efficacy of the homoeopathic remedy.