Staff Reporter

KOCHI: A new Ayurvedic hospital of the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala will start functioning at Thrikkakkara near here on June 13.

P.K. Warrier, the managing trustee of the institution, will inaugurate the hospital.

The new hospital will have all the treatment facilities being provided at Vaidya Sala’s base at Kottakkal, S. Purushothaman, general manager, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

The new hospital with a built-up space of 50,000 sq.ft has been set up at a cost of about Rs. 8 crore.

The hospital stands on an area of two acres.

It has 80 beds, seven air-conditioned suite rooms, 24 air-conditioned double rooms and dormitory facility.

The new hospital has been set up considering the convenience of the people in central Kerala.

Sudheer S. Varier, Chief Manager, hospital administration; N.M. Vijayan, Trustee and Consultant; K. Muraleedharan, Superintendent, AH & RC Kottakkal, K. Balachandran, Superintendent, AH & RC Thrikkakkara, A.R. Sankara Narayanan, Advisor; attended the press meet.