Arogya foundation of India & Friends of Tribal Society-Coimbatore – Free Ayurvedia Medical Camp


 For the first time under the banner of Arogya foundation of India & Friends of Tribal Society-Coimbatore, had taken its first step towards conducting a free Ayurveda Medical Camp for its villages and successfully conducted one in Ettimoola village of Gudaloor panchayat on 20th April 2014. Dr. A Pradeep headed the camp. Dr Pradeep, BAMS is a qualified Ayurvedic physician, running his own clinic in Ooty in the name of Shree Amritha Ayurvedic Clinic for the past 4 years. He has been a part of more than 30 medical camps organized across Tamil Nadu.
To contact Dr.Pradeep, E-Mail:, Speak to him @ 9894798080 (between 10.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Saturday)
Ms.Poongothai organized the camp with the help of cluster coordinator Mr.Paulraaj and Ettimoola village coordinator Ms. Parvathi. Villagers form Ettimoola and Nayakenmoola were the beneficiaries. Spreading the home remedy concept was welcomed by the patients as it saves their medical expenses, which is expensive nowadays. Patients range from new born to old age men and women. There were totally 60 patients benefited out of this trial camp. Considering the feedback of this program, the team plans to scale it across its villages on a monthly basis.
The camp was over by 3.00 pm with a valedictory note by Ms.Poongothai. Camp was concluded with a good lunch offered by acharya Ms.Parvathy at her residence.
Take home message: Helping public to reintroduce our traditional way of healing to treat simple ailments by using HomeRemedies or ‘Patti Vaidyam” (Grandma Medicine) in Tamil.
Abiyas Warga for Ooty area was conducted in Arogya Training Center at Vishwanathapuram, Rukammal colony, Thudiyalur, Coimbatore between 16th to 20th April 2014. Participants from Gudalor, Conoor, Kothagiri and Mettupalayam took part in this program. There were 6 coordinators and 3 full time employees benefited out of this program.  Dr Satheesh Kumar addressed the gathering. Following were some of the topics among the several subjects covered by the resource person’s of the camp. Hindu family system and our culture, caution about conversion, daily routine and qualities of an acharya, Hindu stories, Yoga, early morning prayer songs, mother and child care, introduction to anemia and its medicine, climate change and its importance in connection with our food intake, what all we can eat and should avoid (Aagaram), how to manage appetite (Agni). The 5 day camp came to an end with an active feedback session from the participants and a warm valedictory ceremony by Dr. Satheesh Kumar. Resource persons were Mr.Kalidasan, Dr. Krishna Prasad, Ms.Poongothai, Ms. Sathyamani and Ms. Saritha.