MARGAO: Admitting that the successive governments in the state have failed to find a cure for the alarming kidney disease afflicting the people of Canacona, Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai, on Saturday, appealed to the homoepaths participating in the All-India Homoeopathic Scientific Seminar, Margao, to accept the challenge and find the cause, and cure for the clueless and endemic disease.
“If the historic seminar is able to find a conclusive solution to our most endemic issue (kidney disease), then we think it would do a big thing to the state government and the people of Goa as a whole. Given the failure of the conventional medicines, we now have the alternative homoepathic medicines,” the Minister said while speaking as the chief guest at the two-day All India Homeopathic Scientific Seminar, being held at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
Further pledging his support to the homoeopaths, the Minister said that “I would be the biggest supporter of the alternative methods than the conventional methods.”
“Sometimes conventional methods don’t give you solutions. It requires alternative methods just like in politics. So in the medicine, when conventional methods fail and the clueless about issues affecting certain section of the population of the progressive state, homoeopathy is the answer,’’ he added.
Sardesai further opined that the homoeopathy “understands the healing mechanism of the body and Goa has slowly accepted it.”
“Today, Goa has AYUSH Minister in Sripad Naik. I am hopeful that the people of Goa will switch to homoeopathic from allopathic. We pledge fullest support to it,’’ he declared gaining applause from the doctors across the country.
The national president of the Homoeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI) Dr Bhaskar Bhatt said that the homoeopaths has a bright future if they stick to their science of homoeopathy and work hard.
Dr Bhatt said that the negative publicity for the homoeopathy is also getting translated into positive awareness for it.
The vice president of the HMAI and Goa unit president Dr Domnic Dias explained as to how the people of Goa and in particular of Canacona are battling against the kidney disease.
Other doctors who spoke on the occasion include Dr Ketan Bhatikar, Dr Ramjee Singh, Dr V C Acharya, Dr S I Hussain, Dr SPS Bhakshi, Dr R K Machandra and Dr Dilip Kumar Roy