Two hundred and eighty-four persons were treated at a free Siddha and Varma medical camp, organised by Sooryodaya Aided Elementary School, Vellore District Siddha Medical Office and Welfare Trust, in connection with Siddhar Day at Sooryodaya Aided Elementary School in Gudiyatham recently.

G. Rajasekaran, former Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, inaugurated the camp. He said Siddha is a medicine-less and inexpensive medical system based on the concept, “food is medicine, medicine is food.” Diagnostic procedures were accurate and treatments free from side effects.

Mr. Rajasekaran called upon Siddha doctors to propagate the benefits of the system.“The practice of Siddha doctors prescribing allopathic drugs would lead to the danger of the traditional systems having special qualities fading into oblivion”

S. Thillaivanan, Siddha and Varma medical expert, and Yamuna, Siddha Medical Officer, Government Siddha Hospital, treated the patients.

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