Dr. Y. Mahadeva Iyer founded Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital in the scenic village of Derisanamcope in 1920. Dr. Mahadeva Iyer himself spent more than 50 years treating patients till his demise in 1980. The tradition of sastra-based approach in treating the patients is being carried forward by his nephew, Dr. S. Ramakrishnan, his grandsons Dr. K. Chidamabaram and Dr. L. Mahadevan.
The hospital has the following facilities:
A. Out-Patient Unit
Functions all seven days of the week
Timings: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
B. In-Patient Unit:
Number of rooms : Regular - 9
A/c Deluxe - 4, Total 13
A/c Suite type - 2 (1-Large, 1-Small)
In-Patient unit has
- Panchakarma theatres for men and women separately.
- Physiotherapy Unit
- Children's play area
On a need basis, arrangements can be made for catering by local service providers
C. Herbal medicines Manufacturing Unit
The hospital has an integral medicine manufacturing unit, catering to the needs of its patients for the purpose of the treatment.
Medicines prepared by Sri Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital are not sold outside the hospital.
D. Herbal Garden
The hospital maintains a herbal garden containing around 150 herbal plants, which serves as learning tool for the new comers of Ayurveda. A small hut constructed in the middle of the herbal garden serves as a ambient environment for meditation.