By – Staff Reporter
Homeopathy is more cost-effective when compared to modern allopathic treatment, and has no side effects, says President Pranab Mukherjee.
Attending the sixth Dr Malati Allen Nobel Award ceremony here, he conferred the Dr Sarkar Allen Swamiji Award for lifetime achievement on Dr Shubhendu Bhattacharya, the world’s youngest MRCP Consultant Intermits, Guinness World Record holder and member of sub-committee for medicine/physiology of Nobel Foundation, Sweden.
Citing the contribution of John Martin Honigberger, the Romanian homeopath practitioner who cured Maharaja Ranjit Singh after arriving at Lahore during 1829-30, he recalled how Honigberger introduced the name of Samuel Hahnemann and his healing art to India.
Mukherjee, in this context, also spoke about the efforts of Satish Kumar Samanta, the freedom fighter and MP from Tamluk in introducing homeopathy widely in West Bengal as an alternative way of treating ailments.