A Middle East-settled non-resident Indian industrialist, B.R. Shetty, recently announced his plans regarding opening of an Ayurveda medical college at the upcoming Herbal City in Abu Dhabi in the UAE in collaboration with Santhigiri Ashram in Kerala. He mentioned the same while addressing a gathering at a one-day conference on “Health and Research in The Middle East Asian Countries”, organized as part of the Parnasala Dedication Celebrations at Santhigiri Ashram.
Santhigiri Healthcare Division is running a chain of Ayurveda hospitals and panchakarma centres all over India besides two medical colleges, one for Ayurveda and the other for siddha in Kerela. Shetty is the CEO and MD of Abu Dhabi-based New Medical Centre Group of companies. The company established in 1973 was in the health care sector initially and since then diversified into sectors including pharmaceuticals, financial services, retail, real estate and IT.