Telemedicine? Mantras over phone do the trick

Taplejung, May 20:

This can be a challenge for telemedicine technique which is gaining in popularity in developing

countries like Nepal where a patient can get world class medical consultation through a network of volunteering international experts.

Or this can just be a combination of rustic method and the latest information and communication technology that worked to everyone’s amazement!

A shaman from Phungling village development committee-1 chanted mantras over a cellular mobile phone into the ears of sick Uma Devi Niraula, 49, at Dhoku VDC-9 and she was was cured!

The shaman and the patient were eight miles away.

Doctors sent Niraula back from the Taplejung district hospital saying cure of her ‘unidentified’ disease was beyond their scope and the shaman brought his innovation to use.

Uma had been falling unconscious time and again for a week and the doctors told her that

they would not be able to cure her.

The Niraula family had heard of the shaman and were preparing to take her to Phungling but shaman Devi Prasad said he would be able to cure her by chanting mantras through the mobile phone.

Uma Devi’s son rang Devi Prasad on his mobile phone and let her mother hear the mantras and in no more than 10 minutes Uma Devi began conversing with the shaman.

Obviously, everyone watching the incident was amazed.

Visibly happy Yogendra Niraula, Uma Devi’s husband, said: “The shaman whispered mantras into my wife’s ears several times through the mobile phone and two days later she is fine and now does all her household work by herself.”