India is one of the most advanced nations in the world in terms of the research and implementation of stem cell therapy. There are numerous diseases that are treated with stem cell therapy in India, ranging from heart disease to cancer and spinal cord injuries.
Is stemcell therapy legal in India?
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, all stem cell therapy in India is considered to be experimental, with the exception of bone marrow transplants. However, the guidelines that were put into place in 2007 are largely non-enforceable. Regardless, stem cell therapy is legalized in India. Umbilical cord and adult stem cell treatment are considered permissible. Embryonic stem cell therapy and research is restricted.
Diseases being treated with stemcell therapy in India:
The following is a partial list of diseases treated with stem cell therapy in India.
- Spinal Cord Injury
- End Stage liver Disease
- Critical limb Ischemia
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Avascular Necrosis
- Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Orthopedic degenerative disorders
Success rates of stemcell treatment in India
There is about a 60% to 80% overall success rate in the use of stem cell therapy in both India and around the world. However, success rates vary depending on the disease being treated, the institute conducting the procedures, and the condition of the patient.
In order to receive complete information you will have to contact the medical institutes and ask specific questions concerning the patient's condition.