A veteran homoeopath has offered to provide free treatment to HIV positive boy Anshu. The plight of Anshu came to light last month when he and his healthy siblings were asked to leave school at Balamundi village in Jasra block of Allahabad district.
The school was forced to taken them back after a public outcry. Dr R.K. Kapoor made the offer following the news report 'Little warriors bolster boy's HIV battle'.
It was published in HT on September 2. Dr Kapoor is former chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Central Council of Research in Homeopathy under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
"There is a likelihood of homoeopathic treatment completely curing the boy at this stage of the disease," says Dr Kapoor, who has recently written a book 'Control AIDS through Homoeopathy'. Dr Kapoor is not in favour of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for the child.
But homoeopathic treatment can come to his rescue, he emphasises.They highlighted the importance of accepting Anshu and his siblings back into society.
The bal panchayat members also had a meal with Anshu to convey the message that AIDS did not spread by mere touch or eating together. They also motivated Anshu to participate in the story-telling and poetry sessions that followed the bal panchayat.