Ayurvedic treatment at Ramnagar-based Arogya Bhavan is set to become better, thanks to a partnership between Tata Steel and 111-year-old Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
An agreement between the two was inked on Friday under which the Kerala-based medical outfit will start their outdoor services at Arogya Bhavan from September 22.
P.M. Varier, chief superintendent and additional chief physician at Arya Vaidya Sala, and other officials from the outfit and Tata Steel were present on the occasion.
As of now, the ayurvedic centre will provide treatment for a wide range of diseases based on traditional ayurvedic methods from Kerala. Consultation will be free and patients will only be charged for treatment and medicines.
The clinic will also provide massages. Employees of Tata Steel will get special benefits at the new clinic.
“We are mulling over a plan to cultivate medicinal plants around the city in collaboration with Tata Steel Rural Development Society. If we find it feasible, we will go for it,” said K.S. Money, general manager, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal.
Earlier, Arogya Bhavan was run by Bangalore-based Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions that withdrew from July.