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    A doctor at a hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has claimed that the merging of astrology and medical science has been helpful in successfully diagnosing the illnesses of as many as 70 patients. The astrologer says no time is wasted while making a diagnosis.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A media report of a hospital in India's north-western Jaipur city hiring a full-time astrologer to detect diseases and diagnose illness based on a patient's astrological birth chart has gone viral on social media. A majority of netizens are ridiculing the practice as unheard of in modern times.

    ​The hospital's in-house astrologer, Pandit Akhilesh Sharma, has been tasked with the responsibility of subjecting patients to astrological evaluation and diagnosis.

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    Thereafter, the doctors compare the medical and astrological diagnosis before finally deciding on the line of medical treatment to be given to patients.

    Doctors at the hospital told Indian news agency ANI that Pandit Sharma has so far predicted diseases correctly, while clarifying that astrology is being used only for diagnosis and not for treatment.

    ​The hospital is now reportedly preparing a new course that will be a combination of medical science and astrology, which is planned to be called astronomical sciences.



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