DR Dhaniram Baruah: Claims, Cured , AIDS, COVID 19, Pig Heart Transplant and Jailed Cycles

Harika Mahalakshmi, Naresh Mitra: we all heard about the doctors who are mad about doing experiments on different inventions and succeed successfully. Doctors usually experiment to invent medicine which is way too far to present lives to different people. we know that there is no medicine for dangerous diseases like Cancer and HIV/ AIDS but a person came up with a medicine to these. Want to know the story behind this come on readout…

Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah, Cardiac surgeon in Guwahati and Assam. He is infamously famous for his bizarre practices and claims of miraculous advances in the medical sciences at his very own facility at the Dhani Ram Baruah Heart Institute, and Institute of Applied Human Genetic Engineering at Sonapur outside Guwahati. He is a well-recognized doctor through his inventions and over his controversy.

He is the one who introduced a genetic engineering-based cure for cancer any recurrence possibility for the first time. It was claimed by the renowned heart whose yearlong research on cancer treatment has been proved fruitful. Dhani Ram Baruah said that it is only possible due to Genetic Engineering to help the doctors cure cancer. Though it was proved by him & tested through two people, there is no official proof of it.

“There is a failure on behind success” it was proven many times. As the same here also Dr. Dhani Ram faced the same in the past. He hit the headlines was also jailed for 40 days about 18 years ago by transplanting a pig’s heart on a human body. But he didn’t stop his experiments to invent something. And now he is he came to light by claimed that he had discovered “cure” for HIV/AIDS and that he had already “cured” 86 persons in the past seven or eight years.
He also presented before the media a patient called Bijendra Singh of Rohtak, who, according to Baruah, was tested HIV-positive in 2008, but was in 2014“totally cured” and had recently tested negative. “Singh is among 86 persons whom he has cured of HIV/AIDS in the past eight years. He also said that while he had carried out a series of tests after completion of treatment of his 86 patients, all have tested HIV-negative in those tests. He also released his two-volume book called “AIDS Reaching the Unreachable with Baruah Combat Genes”.

Some days ago, researchers from Germany, Sweden and Switzerland reported in the journal Nature that “modifications to a cross-species transplantation approach … for the first time has enabled baboons that received genetically modified pig hearts to survive for more than six months”.

Researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, led by transplantation researcher Bruno Reichart, replaced the hearts of five baboons with those from genetically engineered pigs. With this, human trials for inter-species transplants could finally be on the horizon.

At Sonapur, 20 km from Guwahati, Dr Dhani Ram Baruah sits in his office in the eponymous ‘Heart City’, a 50-acre campus he set up decades ago with his life’s savings. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in the UK, Baruah is today mainly confined to the premises, two decades after being arrested for transplanting a pig heart to a human recipient in 1997.

Half a world away from Munich, Baruah is not surprised by the findings. “I was the pioneer,” he told TOI. “Whoever transplants a pig heart into a human now, I was the first to do it successfully with seven days’ survival. Xenotransplantation has a bright future if it goes in the right direction.”

Way back in 1997, Baruah had transplanted a pig’s heart into a 32-year-old man, Purno Saikia, who had a ventricular septal defect, or hole in the heart. With Baruah was an equally controversial Hong Kong-based cardiac surgeon, Dr Jonathan Ho Kei-Shing. He had his own run-in with the Chinese government in 1992, when he fit heart valves made from ox tissue — designed by Baruah — into human patients.

Saikia’s surgery, according to Baruah, lasted 15 hours. He died of multiple infections a week later. The survival period determined by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation for xenotransplantation — the transplantation or infusion of any organ from one species to another — to be considered safe for human trial is 90 days.

Before Baruah, few surgeons had managed to xenotransplant organs into humans. The survival rates had always been abysmal and each attempt had stirred a hornet’s nest.

It was no different in Assam.

Both Baruah and Ho were arrested and charged under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 18 of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 (removal of human organ without authority). Besides, the Dr Dhaniram Heart Institute and Research Centre was found to have “neither applied for nor obtained registration” as required under the transplant laws.

The government alleged that the heart may not have been that of a pig — a claim that was later dismissed by Central Forensic Science Research Laboratory in Kolkata in June 1999. Baruah, now 68 years old, was released on bail after 40 days in jail.

He returned to find his clinic and lab gutted, his animal farm destroyed, and his water and power supply cut off. He spent the next 18 months under virtual house arrest. He then survived on rainwater and little food, and depended on the charity of friends and his wife, also a doctor in Glasgow.

When the controversy had erupted, Baruah was a heart surgeon of international standing. In the early-1980s, he was asked by then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Assam chief minister Hiteshwar Saikia to set up an open heart surgery clinic in his home state. In 1989, he set up a facility in Mumbai to manufacture the patented Baruah heart valve, which has since been used on patients the world over.

After the controversy, public opinion and the media turned against him. Over nearly two years of being confined to the gutted campus, Baruah was subjected to taunts and abuse by residents of the area, who called him insane to his face. But the doctor carried on with his research.

In the years since, Baruah has surfaced continually with claims considered bizarre or path-breaking — depending on which side of the debate one is on. In 2008, he claimed to have developed a “genetically engineered” vaccine that would “correct” congenital heart defects. In 2011, he claimed to have found the “cure” for HIV by “stopping the amplification of micro-RNA”. Four years later, he announced he had successfully isolated biological molecules from medicinal plants in the Himalayan region, the Baruah Biological Combat Genes, which he said would act as “biological missiles” to “kill HIV”.

So where is Baruah investing his efforts now? “I have gone further ahead. I am making strides in applied human genetic engineering, with which the need for xenotransplantation itself will be reduced,” he said, wading into what could be yet another contentious territory. Meanwhile, he says patients continue to come to him for his “expertise”.

Notably, if what Dr. Baruah claims is proved to be true, it will be a great invention for several incurable diseases and he stood a man of true inspiration for Generations.

Recently, Dr Baruah has claimed on a local news channel that Covid 19 can be cured by 5 injections. He has said in an interview that if ICMR allows him to research on Covid 19 then he can cure this penademic easily.

Main Text are given here (Assamese language) which is copied from News18 Assamese 

সমগ্ৰ বিশ্বতে ত্ৰাসৰ সৃষ্টি কৰা কোৰোণা ভাইৰাছৰ প্ৰতিষেধন আবিষ্কাৰৰ বাবে এতিয়া সমগ্ৰ বিশ্বৰ চিকিত্‍সা বিজ্ঞানীসকলে প্ৰচেষ্টা অব্যাহত ৰাখিছে। কিন্তু এই পৰ্যন্ত কোৰোণা ভাইৰাছৰ ভেকছিন বা ঔষধ আৱিষ্কাৰ কৰিবলৈ সক্ষম হোৱা নাই কোনো।

চীনৰ য়ুহান প্ৰদেশৰ পৰা আৰম্ভ হোৱা কোৰোণা মহাব্যাধিৰ মহাসংক্ৰমণৰ এই পৰ্যন্ত নাই কোনো চিকিৎসা ৷ এনে সময়তে প্ৰখ্যাত চিকিৎসা বিজ্ঞানী ডাঃ ধনীৰাম বৰুৱাই তেওঁৰ হাতত কোৰোণা ভাইৰাছৰ প্ৰতিষেধক আছে বুলি কৰিছে দাবী।

News18ৰে হোৱা এক আছুতীয়া সাক্ষাৎকাৰত অসম সন্তান প্ৰখ্যাত চিকিৎসক ডাঃ ধনীৰাম বৰুৱাই ক’লে- ‘কোৰোণা প্ৰতিৰোধ কৰাটো কি ডাঙৰ কথা? মোক দিয়ক ৷ মই ঠিক কৰি দিম ৷ HIV এইডছৰ প্ৰতিষেধক মই উলিয়াইছো ৷ একেধৰণৰে ভাইৰাছ কোৰোণা ৷ মোৰ বাবে অসাধ্য নহয় কোৰোণাক প্ৰতিহত কৰাৰ ৷ মই পাৰিম ৷ পাঁচটা ইনজেকশ্যন দিম আৰু কোৰোণা ৰোগীয়ে আৰোগ্য লাভ কৰিব ৷ এই পৃথিৱীত একো অসাধ্য নাই।’

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