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Dr.Dilip Mahalanbis, father of ORS.

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The sad demise of

Dr. Dilip Mahalanbis, father of ORS.




Today, if you suddenly feel weak, if your body water is reduced due to diarrhea etc., the doctor asks you to take ORS oral rehydration therapy. Small sachets start from five rupees which are easily available in the market, we mix them in water and drink them and feel better within two to five minutes.
ORS is used worldwide today. You will be shocked to read that the father of this ORS Innovation, was an Indian doctor.
His name is Dr. Dilip Mahalanbis, a famous pediatrician from West Bengal.


Dr. Dilip Mahalanbis, father of ORS

Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis was an Indian pediatrician noted for his use of oral rehydration therapy to treat diarrheal diseases. In the mid-1960s, he conducted research on cholera and other diarrheal diseases at the Johns Hopkins International Center for Medical Research and Training in Calcutta, India.

A doctor who saved millions of lives worldwide died yesterday on 16 October 2022 at 87 in a hospital in Kolkata.
He was born on 12 November 1932.

His work was big enough to win the Nobel Prize.
But the Indian government also did not give the Padma award.



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