Kolkata doctor uses ‘Darbari Kanada’ raag as therapy to cure girl in coma
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Kolkata doctor uses ‘Darbari Kanada’ raag as therapy to cure girl in coma

A Kolkata-based doctor Sandip Kar effectively used the ‘Darbari Kanada’ raag as a therapy to cure a girl in coma.

Dr Sandip, an assistant professor at Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial Hospital in Kolkata, is a violinist at the Akashvani in West Bengal. Sandip had researched on music therapy and treatment in the field of medical science in 2011.

Otherwise a cardiovascular anaesthetist, Sandeep after trying many treatments on one of her patients, decided to opt music therapy.

The patient, Sangeetha Das, hails from a village in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. She was suffering from dengue and drifted to a coma on November 7. Several treatments failed to yield results and she was shifted to the Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, where the doctors said that she was in a coma as there was a blood clot in her brain.

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Recalling his research, Sandip made Sangeetha listen to the 24-minute ‘Darbari Kanada’ raga thrice a day, along with medical treatment. The girl’s condition saw slight changes after music therapy and she also started responding to the medicines. She came out of the coma in two weeks.

The doctor said that Sangeetha will be fully cured in next 15 days.

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