Staff Reporter

Buddhadeb to open hospital in January

  • The new hospital to have 55 beds
  • It expects patients from Bangladesh

    Kozhikode: Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier's Arya Vaidya Sala at Kottakkal will start an Ayurveda hospital at Kolkata in January.

    West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will inaugurate the 55-bed hospital, sala's general manager A.R. Sankaranarayanan and superintendent P.M. Warrier told presspersons here on Friday.

    They said patients from Bangladesh were expected in the new hospital. The sala has hospitals and research centres in Kottakkal, Delhi and Aluva.

    Another project was a factory in Nanjankode industrial area in Karnataka. There were factories now at Kottakkal and Kanjikode. The new one would introduce 23 products to suit the taste of the new generation.

    However, the change in formulations would be based on conventional Ayurvedic combinations. New names would be given, but the classifications retained, Dr. Warrier said.

    The sala gave treatment to 10 lakh patients every year. One of the hospitals at Kottakkal offered free treatment. Nearly 30 per cent of the patients at the Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Centre at Kottakkal were foreigners from 41 countries. Online consultation had been successful to some extent.

    Mr. Sankaranarayanan said the sala was organising the 43rd annual Ayurveda seminar on Parkinson's disease at the Calicut Tower here on Sunday. Managing trustee and chief physician P.K. Warrier would inaugurate the seminar.

    C.V. Jayadevan will present a paper on Ayurvedic perspective; K. Murali on Ayurvedic therapeutic approach; K.G. Ravindran on Ayurvedic experiences in treatment; and S. Ram Manohar on modern approach to Parkinson's disease.

    Prizes will be given to winners of the 39th Ayurveda essay competition and an interactive session would be held on the occasion.