The good news is that the autologous stem cell therapy that comes under category of minimal manupulation is excluded by government from clinical trial category. Hence now Indian doctors can peacefully and legally administer these therapies to the patients.
Worldwide and in particular in the Asian countries where stem cell therapy is more developed the Ethical basis of using stem cell therapy as a treatment form is based on the Declaration of Helsinki on the ethical principles for medical research involving Human subjects formulated by the World Medical Association in which it is stated that :
"In the treatment of an individual patient, where proven interventions do not exist or have been ineffective, the physician, after seeking expert advice, with informed consent from the patient or a legally authorized representative, may use an unproven intervention if in the physician`s judgments it offers hope of saving life, re-establishing health or alleviating suffering. Where possible, this intervention should subsequently be made the object of research, designed to evaluate its safety and efficacy. "