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Healthcare Services in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is the yogic capital of the world. Ever since the Beatles came to Rishikesh to sample the life of yogic bliss, it has been a hotspot for tourists all over the world. not only for travelers, health also has a great deal of importance in the locals of the city. With many health cafes, organic produce and yoga ashrams, the healthy lifestyle of the people of Rishikesh is widely influenced by the many healthcare facilities available in and around Rishikesh.

Medical Facilities in Rishikesh

AIIMS in Rishikesh

AIIMS Rishikesh is an apex healthcare institute established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under the PMSSY yojna. Providing medical facilities as well as graduate and post graduate facilities the hospital-cum-education centre is trying to balance the regional imbalances of healthcare in Rishikesh.

Ayurveda in Rishikesh

Ayurveda is wildly popular form of treatment in Rishikesh. In fact, many tourists come to ayurvedic retreats in Rishikesh to heal their tired souls and bodies with naturist remedies that have found a place in our age-old Hindu scriptures. Health and long life being given more importance, the study of ayurveda is widely practiced not just by the locals in various treatments but also by tourists.

Health and Safety Measures

While in Rishikesh, the following medical services can be of great help : -
  1. Himalayan Institute hospital- 17 kms away on the Dehradun road and just 1 kilometer away from the dehradun international airport, this hospital is the nearest and largest hospital in the vicinity. With air ambulance services, reaching the hospital for emergencies from Rishikesh is easier and more convenient.
  2. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ayurvedic Center: - situated on the Laxman Jhula road, this hospital provides medical services even though the exteriors may be in a dilapidated condition.

Tips for Rishikesh Travelers

While in Rishikesh, it is advisable to carry along with you a first aid box with regular medicinal supplies. though there are a number of pharmacies open 24/7 for the convenience of the locals, tourists may find it difficult to access the medical stores in times of emergencies.

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