Oct 27, 2012

Sports ayurveda hospital to be set up at Thrissur, Kerala

THRISSUR: Construction of the sports ayurveda hospital, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, will begin in the first week of November, said Thrissur MLA Therambil Ramakrishnan.
Earlier this year, an ayurveda hospital for sportsmen was proposed and the government immediately sanctioned Rs 70 lakh for the same. "We proposed a 50-bedded hospital which will come up in the available one-and-a-half acres of the Thrissur government ayurveda hospital compound. The project is included in the Twelfth Plan," said Ramakrishnan. The project will be supervised by Dr C A Vimal, former member, sports ayurveda team of the Commonwealth Games, New Delhi. According to authorities, ayurveda therapy has received tremendous response from athletes as it does not have any side-effects like allopathy. The sports ayurveda team made available during Commonwealth Games received good response from foreign athletes.
Focus will be on sports school students, as the state can't cater to all the aspirants at present. According to experts in the field, most injuries they come across are related to bones and muscles for which ayurveda offers cost-effective and non-invasive treatment. An ayurveda sports medicine centre has been functioning at the Thrissur government ayurveda hospital for the past 10 months and 200 athletes have already approached the centre for treatment. 


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