P L T Girija
After completing an M.Phil in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Girija obtained a BAMS degree in Ayurveda from the Venkataramana Ayurveda College, Chennai. She has a deep conviction that the Indian tradition of Ayurveda, which has taken care of our people for millennia, offers safe cures for all diseases and is capable of effectively meeting all the healthcare needs of India.
To give a concrete shape to this conviction and contribute to the effort of strengthening the Indian systems of healthcare and medicine, the Sanjeevani Ayurveda and Yoga Centre was started in 1990 along with her husband Mukundan. Since then a large number of patients with a wide variety of diseases have been successfully treated at this centre, using traditional Ayurvedic methods. Ayurveda and Yoga are being used to treat both acute and chronic ailments.
Dr. Girija had been a consultant to the Health Systems Development Project of the Government of Tamil Nadu; consultant and trainer to Reproductive and Child Health programmes (RCH) of Indian systems of medicine, Government of Tamil Nadu; and consultant to Government of Tamil Nadu for mainstreaming of Ayurveda. She was a member of the Governing Council of Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bengaluru and was a member of the executive council of Lakshmi Seva Sangh, Gandhigram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. She is also one of the founder-members of PPST.
Dr.Girija has also contributed numerous articles in newspapers and journals/magazines in both Tamil and English. She is author of “Ayulai Valarkkum Ayurvedam”, a book in Tamil on Ayurveda; “Jeevani, Ayurveda for Women”, a book in English and co-author of the book “Ayurveda for Revitalising Healthcare in India” in English.
In 2012, the Tamilnadu MGR Medical University conferred the Best Doctor award on Dr.Girija.
During the current pandemic of Covid-19, the Sanjeevani Ayurveda Centre has successfully treated more than 330 Covid-19 patients, including high-risk patients, without any mortality.