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Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha's
Dharwad, Karnataka
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Dhanvantari Ayurveda (Science/ knowledge of life) is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda is an upaveda and is treated as a supplement of the Vedas. According to hindu mythology the science was received by Dhanvantari (God of Ayurveda) from Brahma. Sushruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita are classical sanskrit encyclopedias of medicine and are the foundational and formally compiled oldest known ayurvedic texts. Some researchers pre-date them to be as old as 100 BCE.

Life in Ayurveda is conceived as the union of body, senses, mind and soul. Ayurveda takes the approach of enumerating bodily substances in the framework of panchamahabhuta (five classical elements) bhoomi, jala, agni, vayu and aakasha. Ayurvedic theory asserts that each human possesses a unique combination of three doshas (elemental substances) vaata, pitta and kapha that define that person's temperament and characteristics. Panchakarmastresses on the balance of three doshas and their proportion is identical to health, and that persons with variations are proportionately unhealthy. Ensuring the proper functions of shrotas (channels) that transport fluids from one point to another is a vital goal of ayurvedic medicine, because the lack of healthy shrotas is thought to be the cause of various chronic deceases. Svedana (sweating) and steam-based treatments as a means to open up the shrotas and to dilute the doshas that cause the blockages is Practised. Panchakarma, another well known practice of ayurveda is a therapeutic way of eliminating toxic elements from the body. Panchakarma includes Vamana, Virechana, Basti, Nasya and Raktamokshana. While ayurveda believes in the philosophy of prevention is better than cure, it also offers, therapeutic, symptomatic and surgical procedures as way of treatment.

Shushruta British physicians traveled to India to see surgical procedures being performed by native methods. Reports on Indian rhinoplasty were published in the Gentleman's Magazine as early as 1794 whereas first major surgery in the western world was performed in 1815. Instruments described in the Sushruta Samhita were further modified in the Western World. Ayurvedic literature has been translated to many foreign languages and its variants are practiced in many parts of south Asia. Ayurveda is also gaining popularity in the western world as an alternative medicine. Ayurvedic treatments are known to have no side-effects and are herbal based. Governmnet of India saw the need to promote the indigenous medicine system and In 1970, the Indian Medical Central Council Act which aimed to standardize qualifications for ayurveda and provide accredited institutions for its study and research was passed by the Parliament of India. Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) a statutory body established in 1971, under Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, monitors higher education in ayurveda.


Shri C.B. Guttal Ayuverdic Hospital is part of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha which pioneers in the field of education and health care. Seed sown a decade ago has evolved into an institution of its own kind and has set an example for an Ayurvedic hospital offering solutions across the health care space. It is located along with medical college in shri R.F. Neeralakatti campus along Pune-Bangalore National Highway (NH4) at Garag cross in Mummigatti, Dharwad. The 60 bedded hospital having all speciality branches of Ayurveda caters to the requirements of ailing patients of Dharwad city and nearby rural areas. Hospital offers an excellent team of doctors well versed with fundamentals of Ayurveda and up-to-date with the latest advancements in their respective field of medical expertise. This is complimented by a team of highly trained nurses and paramedics."Patient first" approach has helped develop a strong bond based on faith and trust with the patients. Hospital extends quality and affordable health care to the lesser privileged section of the society through ethical practices and social initiatives like free health camps. Hospital specialises in practice of traditional Ayurvedic medicine and procedures and is equipped with latest equipments. Panchakarma unit is monitored personally by expert doctors and therapy sessions are conducted by well trained and dedicated therapists. Hospital offers diagnostic services and has well maintained hi-tech laboratory and modern equipments. Hospital also provides maternity and neonatal care. Hospital and its staff aim to create an environment of healing by providing both curative and preventive measures.

Out-Patient Dept (OPD) and Diagnostics
Out-Patient Dept(OPD)
  • OPD Services are available in all specialities of Ayuerveda
  • Specialized consultants are available on all week days between 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
  • Diagnostics section is equipped with Hi-tech laboratory
  • other diagnostic services Like X-ray, USG, ECG etc are available
Panchakarma and other procedures
  • All the major Panchakarma procedures ( vamana, virehana, basti, nasya and Raktamokshana) are conducted under the personal supervision of Panchakarma specialists
  • Other procedures like sarvang Abhyang, Parisheka, Shastikshali, Pinda sweda, Patrapinda sweda, Valuka sweda, Katibasti, Janubasti, Greevabasti, Shirodhara, shiroabhyang. Akshitarpana, lepa are performed
  • Well trained and qualified full-time panchakarma therapists provide therapy and care
Operation theatre and Labour room
Operation theatre
  • Hospital has an Hi-tech Operation Theatre equipped to operate all Orthopaedic and general surgeries
  • Ano-rectal cases are treated with Kshara karma
  • Fully equipped labour room with neonatal ICU for the care of new born
In-patient dept(IPD)

Shri C.B. Guttal Ayuverdic Medical College Hospital is a 60 bedded hospital with a team of medical and paramedical staff providing 24 hours dedicated services in IPD. Hospital has a department wise bed strength as below

Kaya Chikitsa 50 beds
Shalya 15 beds
Shalakya 10 beds
Koumarbrithya 10 beds
Stri roga and prasuti 15 beds
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Hospital Staff

Shri C.B. Guttal Ayurvedic Medical college hospital has 11 dedicated doctors, 12 nursing staff, technicians, Panchakarma therapists and a team of more than 40 assisting staff managing the hospital. More than 30 teaching faculty of the college with the students assist the OPD and speciality departments. Doctors specialized in different clinical subjects handle OPD, IPD and Panchakarma. The hospital staff dedicatedly work round the clock to ensure smooth running of the hospital. The hospital staff maintains a cordial relationship with the patients, doctors and the students as well. Other than teachers, following doctors are available for service round the clock.

List of Doctors
Nursing and other staff

Shri R. F. Neeralakatti educational campus Garag road, Mummigatti, Dharwad 580011 Karnataka

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