AGARTALA, Oct 30 - In line with the growing popularity of Panchakarma therapy among the people, Medicinal Plants Board of Tripura (MPBT) has decided to expand the facilities for the therapy, a traditional indigenous system of treatment.
The number of patients visiting Panchakarma Research and Training Centre (PRTC) in the outskirts of the capital town here has already doubled. And, the trend of receiving Panchakarma therapy is showing an upward trend.
�Every month, we are providing Panchakarma therapy to 180 to 200 people�, said MPBT�s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Prasada Rao.
Currently, five Panchakarma therapies are available in PRTC, Hatibagan, a five km drive from the capital town.
Noting that Panchakarma is a purification therapy where accumulated toxins are expelled from the body, he said the unique kind of therapy is useful for treating patients of paralysis, diabetes, joint pain and reduction of stress and strain.
�Recently, the State Skill Development department has sanctioned Rs 24 lakh to upgrade skill of trained persons. Currently, four therapy tables are functioning and two more will be added by December end�, he said.
�Experts from a Kerala-based PG Ayurveda College are scheduled to arrive here to impart advance training on Panchakarma to the staff of the Centre. The duration of the training will be one and half month�, he said.
Dr Achinta Deb, who is managing the Centre said, �Our centre is receiving overwhelming response from the people. The Centre is trying to provide the best possible Panchakarma therapy �, he said.
�In today�s stressful life, alternative treatment procedures like Panchakarma and yoga appear a major relief for the professional people. Traditional methods of treatments is always beneficial for patients of BP, cardiac-related ailments and stroke�, claimed Jishu Chakraborty, the State Yoga coordinator.