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FOR A TOUCH OF DIVINITY Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah
FOR A TOUCH OF DIVINITY Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah

Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah's five-volume series challenges accepted medical practices

Science begins with hypothesis, and very rarely it turns into reality. But that rare occasion seems to have come this year for Dr. Dhani Ram Baruah, an FRCS from Glasgow. A well known cardiac surgeon, bio-engineer and applied human genetic scientist based in Guwahati, Dr. Baruah has challenged the present medical sciences through a series of books, launched recently in New Delhi. The five volumes describe human genomic mapping in various diseased conditions with miRNA profiling.

“It is known that genetic diseases are caused by gene deformities. It is a general concept that gene therapy means defective genes are replaced by healthy genes. But our concept is totally different. Our approach is not the replacement of diseased genes, but repair of the deformities caused in the diseased genes by using Baruah Biological Molecules,” asserts Dr. Baruah at the launch.

Genomic mapping

The series is titled “It was a distant dream: Now it is the reality”. It describes live studies of total human genomic mapping. The doctor, who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in cardiac surgery, hails from Assam where he did his medical graduation.

In the volume “Renal Disorder” human genomic mapping is carried out under renal dysfunction with miRNA profiling, and its cure with Baruah siRNA. In “Coronary Artery Disease”, he shows how reversal of the disease takes place by destroying the detrimental miRNA by Baruah siRNA. Similarly, in “Hypertension & Diabetes” miRNA profiling of hypertensive diabetic patients is done and the cure subsequently demonstrated with Baruah siRNA. “Cancer And Eradication Programme” and “Cerebral Palsy And Down's Syndrome” are the other two volumes.

Recognised in the cardio-vascular field as the “Heart Valve Man”, Dr. Baruah has treated numerous patients using his methodology.

“By observing the drawbacks of presently available critical cardiac devices, surgical and investigating procedures, I decided to find out some alternative cardiac devices, some new surgical procedures with easy investigative techniques,” said Dr. Baruah on the rationale behind his research and claimed, “I have developed artificial heart valves called Baruah Heart Valves which are permanent.”

“My study has proven that human genetic science is no more a fiction,” said Dr. Baruah who has carried out thousands of bypass surgeries and other critical cardiac surgeries. The book cover lists Baruah siRNA as “Commander-in-chief”, miRNA as “Executor” and the mRNA as “Slave”. Dr. Baruah said he has given sufficient reasons for these designations in his book.

The doctor, whose book “Unfolding the Mysteries of Human Genetic Sciences in Heart Diseases and Cancer” was also launched at the event, concluded saying, “I will not surrender to present medical science, which has no pharmaco-genomic foundation. I am the first one to bring research on Applied Human Genetic Sciences and Engineering into clinical application.” He speaks of a sense of triumph when patients, who came to him “virtually on their death bed”, return healthy. “At that time, I salute my siRNA. ”

But his starting days in Assam, after he returned from the U.K., landed him in deep trouble. In 1997, he was jailed after he performed an organ transplant operation using pig's heart, lung and kidney. He says in the book, “The patient survived for seven days and died of staphylococcal septicaemia. He had this infection before the operation with vegetation. But it was controlled with antibiotics. However, it had been flared up after transplantation which did not respond to antibiotics.” He says, “Assamese people and the then Government did not stop harassing me, they burnt my hospital campus where my experimental monkeys died. My 15 million worth of equipment burnt with it.” He concludes, adding, “Fifteen days later, Indian Army raided what was left of my hospital campus on the instruction of the then Chief Minister on the accusation that I was harbouring ULFA men.”

ARUN SINGH

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