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Health Tips and a Listing of Vrindavan Doctors

The main causes of disease in India are too much sun, bad water, unclean food (gotten from questionable sources), indigestible foods (too oily or spicy), and disease carrying mosquitoes. During warmer times of the year, digestion slows and one should be careful not to eat too much, especially late at night, and to eat only when one has a good appetite. It may be useful to take digestive aids if one's digestion is weak or stomach is sensitive. Many are available here.

Common diarrhea can be cured by fasting or eating flat rice soaked in water (soak for five minutes then drain) and mixed with yogurt and bananas. Following the meal take Isabael. Isabael is available at Sugandha Lok (opposite the temple on the main road). Flat rice is available everywhere.

Since diarrhea is a symptom found in some more serious diseases, if it lasts more than three days, or if it is accompanied by nausea, fever or chills, consult a doctor.

Often, digestive problems simply indicate that one's system cannot handle the Vrindavan water. In this case, we recommend drinking only bottled water.

Dress warmly in the winter. If you have a coldor feel a cold coming on, avoid milk products, rice and sugar, drink lots of hot liquids, stay warm and take extra rest if needed. Cold medicines and tonics are available. An ayurvedic medicine called Sudarshan Ghanvati is a preventative against malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis. It is available from Sugandha Lok (opposite the temple on the main road). Allopathic malaria preventative and curative medicines are available.

Doctors and Hospitals in Vrindavan and Mathura

  • Dr. K. Goal Allopathic
  • Kale Aha Road, Vidyapith, Vrindavan. Ph: 442-330. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Some tests are given here.
  • Dr. Liladhar Gupta - Ayurvedic Near Rasik Bihari temple, Bhankandi Bazaar (just before Loi Bazaar). Open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ph: Clinic 44-2605, home 44-2665
  • Dr. Nangia Ayurvedic/Allopathic
  • Combination pharmacy and clinic in the beginning of Loi Bazaar near the post office. 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays. He will make house calls for Rs. 150. Ph: Clinic 44-2418, home 44-2531
  • Shyamasakhi Liver Specialist
  • Near Filmstan studio in Moti Ganesh. The studio can give directions.
  • Prem Chand
  • Works at the MVT and is able to help devotees with ailments that are not too serious.
  • Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
  • Mathura Road near bus stand (rickshaw drivers will know). Open 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. Free if one can't afford to pay. Not as good as Methodist.
  • Arogya Deep - Allopathic nursing home (small private hospital)
  • Atalla Chungi, Mathura Road, Vrindavan. Ph: 442-218. Female doctor for women 442-659. Open from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 in winter and 6:30 to 9:00 in summer. However, in case of emergency, call or visit anytime. They have facilities for operations. They do not have facilities for all kinds of tests. A little better than Methodist. They will take you immediately.
  • Maheshwari Hospital
  • Maheshwari Nagar, H.W. Mathura Road, opposite Gokul restaurant. Ph: 400985. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and for emergency patients open 24 hrs. Recently opened by a family of doctors. Good standards, clean and at the moment rated as the best one in the area. Moderate prices.
  • P.L. Saraf Hospital Allopathic
  • Chattikara Road, Vrindavan. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ph: 442-308. Only useful for testing malaria and typhoid. Otherwise we don't recommend this facility.
  • Methodist Hospital Allopathic
  • Jaisingh Pura, Mathura Road, Mathura. Open 24 hours. Ph: 406-032. If you are injured in a serious accident, they will immediately take you. Better standard than the Rama Krishna mission.
  • Dr. B.C. Goel Allopathic children's doctor (pediatrician)
  • Dak Banglow, near Rangaji Bagicha, Vrindavan. Open evenings 7 to 8. Ph: 442-212. He is the best pediatrician in Vrindavan and not expensive.
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Sometimes doctors visit the Krsna Balarama Mandir to serve the devotees. Look for signs posted around the temple or inquire at the visitor's center.

The above mentioned doctors and hospitals can normally handle ordinary problems. We recommend that more serious health problems be dealt with in Delhi at one of the following hospitals.

Hospitals in Delhi
  • Kolmet
  • 7B Pusa Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. Ph: 575-2055/6/7. Small medium standard hospital equipped with all general necessities.
  • East West Medical Center - small hospital run by a European woman.
  • 38 Golf Links Road, New Delhi. Ph: 469-9229, 469-0955, 469-0429, 469-8865. Many embassies recommend this hospital. Fairly high standard. They take credit cards. They have facilities to do all kinds of tests. They will take you immediately.
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Okhla Road, New Delhi. Ph: 684-5900, 684-5909. This is about two miles past Apollo Hospital and about 4 kilometers from the Nizzamudin railway stations. This is a respected hospital and very inexpensive. They have allopathic, homeopathic and ayurvedic facilities. Their ayurvedic facilities are among the best in Delhi.
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital - Mathura Road as you enter Delhi. This is a large modern first class hospital with all facilities. If you need to stay overnight, it will be more expensive than the others.