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Doctors slam Pragya Thakur’s cancer cure claims

Mumbai | 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya has been in the heat for her controversial comments lately. She is the BJP candidate from Bhopal in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Pragya has claimed that she was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 when she was in the custody of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for her alleged involvement in the 2008 blasts in Malegaon which killed about 6 and injured over 100.

She had claimed that she cured cancer by “cow urine” and other cow products.

“I cured myself by consuming gau mutra and panchgavya mixed ayurvedic herbs”, she had said.

However, the doctors denied that she never even had cancer.

“The CA 125 breast marker test to determine cancer was negative. Her MRI scan report was absolutely normal, and so was the ECG report,” a senior doctor, at JJ hospital, told Mumbai Mirror.

Ex-dean TP Lahane who had her tested in 2010, also said that she had her reports were negative.

Top doctors accuse her of misguiding patients through her unverified assertions.

“Such statements can misguide cancer patients who reach out to hospitals only at an advanced stage of their disease”, one of the doctors said.

NIA, on Wednesday, refused to bar her from contesting the elections.

 

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