THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Preparing to introduce the concept of dental care and treatment through Aurvedic dental treatment to the public and to give the opportunity for ayurveda students to learn more about the same, Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, in a first-of-its-kind venture, has started a dental treatment wing on it’s premises.
Minister for Health V S Sivakumar inaugurated the event, which was presided over by Dr T Sivadas, Director of Ayurveda Medical Education. The minister congratulated the medical college authorities for starting such a venture, and offered the support of the government for future projects. Dr Chandrakumar, Superintendant, Government Ayurveda College Hospital, in his keynote address said, “ The dental treatment wing combining techniques from Ayurveda and modern science, which is a maiden venture in an Ayurvedic college in the state, would be functional for six days a week except on Sundays. Apart from making it’s services available to patients coming to the ayurveda hospital, the medical college faculty also hopes that the students, especially post graduate students make maximum use of the wing for their research work as well as practical training.”
Dr Utham Shah, PGSA secretary, U M Nahas, district secretary, NGO Union, Thiruvananthapuram North, P S Sarojam, ward councillor and Dr A Abdul Salam, professor, ayurveda college, were among those who attended.