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AMDA India Chairperson to join a free medical program

Publication date:2021-11-25
Tomoko Iwao (AMDA Headquarters)

Dr. Kamath (right) with AMDA President Dr. Suganami

On 31 October, AMDA India Chairperson and Ayurveda specialist Dr. Sethukumar Kamath took part in a free medical program in Kochi, Kerala, in the southern part of India.

Organized by Shrimad Bhuvanendra Thirtha Swami Charitable Trust, the monthly program is targeting impoverished communities in southern India in which it provides medical services for free. Having been held in many locations throughout the region, it has seen more than 6,000 patients up until now. The activities marked its 40th event this month.

Dr. Kamath is currently in charge of an Ayurvedic medical center established by the said charitable trust in Udupi, Karnataka. This time, he joined the humanitarian effort with a team of 13 specialists comprising doctors, students and therapists. The team saw 204 people in total, who dropped in for joint pain, backache, respiratory diseases, asthma, skin problems and mental health issues etc. One patient said, "I am happy and grateful that I can get a free consultation and prescription near my house.”


A clinic of which Dr. Kamath takes charge

Dr. Kamath seeing a patient

“As I am in charge of running an Ayurvedic medical center, it means a lot to pass on my many years of experience to young practitioners. That is why I have been part of this initiative,” Dr. Kamath said.

According to the program organizer, there is another relief scheduled for next year in which AMDA is also going to take part.

Free consultations in progress

Ayurvedic medicine offered for free


    •  Primary Health Care & Promotion of Health Awareness (Promotion of Health)
    •  India
    •  2021