Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: Nims Medicity, a multi-speciality hospital at Neyyattinkara, has started an Ayurveda centre with emphasis on the treatment of brain tumour and cancer.

Inaugurating the centre on Tuesday, Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy pointed out that there was the need to adopt a holistic approach and to integrate the positive aspects of various systems of medicine for the welfare of people.

At the helm

The Ayurveda centre will be headed by Kunhalan Gurukkal of the Changampally family of Thirunavaya in Malappuram district, which has a long tradition of rendering Ayurveda and Marmani treatments.

The family has been using modern and traditional diagnostic methods for treatment.

Brain tumour

According to a statement issued by NIMS here, the treatment system of Changampally family has been found to be effective for brain tumour patients who did not respond to other systems of treatment and about 60 per cent of these patients could be saved.

Its treatment system has been found to be effective for early-stage cancers.

The Ayurveda centre will also offer treatment for gynaecological problems, besides specialised care for expectant mothers.