Ayurveda sports clinic at district hospital in Kottayam – Times of India

KOTTAYAM: In a unique project launched with financial aid from district panchayath, a sports Ayurveda clinic will be launched at the district hospital here. The programme will be officially inaugurated on Thursday at 2.30pm by sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

The office of the deputy director of education will be providing a list of students who are eligible to avail the facility from the clinic. The list would include students who have already participated in athletic meets and tournaments as well as trainees. “The list will be screened and finalised,” said Rathi B Unnithan, Ayurveda DMO. The clinic will deal with sports injuries and general health improvement of the students, she added.

According to Dr Sreejith SP, coordinator of the project, the clinic will help students manage their injuries and also help enhance performance.

The Panchayath is providing Rs 5 lakhs for the project in its launching year. “This is a positive step towards promoting sports in the district,” said Anita Shaji, welfare committee chairman of the Panchayath and principal of CKMHSS Koruthodu. “I know many talented students who gave up sports due to continuous injuries. Now, this clinic will help such sportspersons manage their injuries better,” she said.

Initially, the clinic will open special OP clinics on Tuesdays and Saturdays. A possibility of starting an outdoor unit to assist sportspersons in athletic meets and tournaments in the district is also under consideration.

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