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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
19-November-2010 15:04 IST
Treatment by Stem Cells
Stem Cell Therapy is not an approved mode of treatment. Only Bone Marrow Transplantation for hematological disorders and cancers, is an approved form of Stem Cell Therapy and which is in practice for past more than 20 yrs and is provided in most of the hospitals including AIIMS, PGI, CMC, etc. Stem Cell Therapy for other conditions/diseases is still to be proven safe and efficacious, hence, question does not arise of therapy being provided.

Government pensioners and their dependents are entitled to get cashless facility treatment in private hospitals which are on C.G.H.S panel, on the basis of advice by a Government specialist.

This information was given by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha today.

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