ICMR received several complaints against misuse of stem cell therapy

Date: 2020-03-25 14:35:46

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed the Lok Sabha that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) received several complaints against the misuse of stem cell therapy from various sources. The complaints are considered in the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT), and recommendations are forwarded to concerned authorities for appropriate action.
ICMR is finalizing guidelines on the clinical use of stem cells and is framing guidelines for storage and banking of stem cells.

According to the National Guidelines for Stem Cell Research, there is no approved stem cell therapy other than Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.