Shalini Rajneesh's 'medical suggestions' on FB criticised

Shalini Rajneesh's 'medical suggestions' on FB criticised

Rationalist Narendra Nayak has slammed Principal Secretary of Health and Family welfare Shalini Rajneesh for her Facebook post advocating jaggery and onion as treatment for dengue.

In a letter to Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ramesh Kumar, Nayak said that the principal secretary has been promoting unproven, unrecognised and fraudulent methods of health care on her Facebook page. “The page has been shared by a large number of people and is viral in WhatsApp as well. This would be detrimental to the health care system in particular and, in general, encourage such people who cheat the gullible public,” he said.

Further, Nayak said, “Earlier, Shalini Rajneesh had posted about mid-brain activation, a fraud in which children are expected to read with blindfold. One of her posts had even advocated auto urine therapy for HIV, cancer and a number of such diseases. This sort of a thing is going to be detrimental to the promotion of public health when a top bureaucrat promotes such absurdities on social media,” he said and appealed to minister to take action on this matter to stop posting of such fraudulent method of health care.

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