|Award for Dr Job Thomas|
Dr. Job Thomas of Coimbatore Arya Vadiya Pharmacy has won the Vaghbhata award instituted by the Kerala Government for the best Ayurveda Doctor in the Private Sector. The award was conferred to him on 28th March 2012 at Thiruvanthapuram. Dr. Job, who works as the Assistant Chief Physician at the City Branch of the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, was chosen for the award for his efforts to spread Ayurvedic treatment among masses.
It was Dr. Job who first mooted the idea of starting genuine Ayurvedic therapeutic centres at Tourist Centers. "The award makes me humble and more responsible", said Dr. Job, who has been in the profession for more than 25 years.
He has joined in the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam and Research Institute, Coimbatore as Trainee Physician under the eminent Sanskrit scholar and renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. K. S. Variar, Former Chief Physician of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd. Under the guidance of Dr. Variar, Dr. Job rapidly acquired more clinical experience and training in Panchakarma Therapy as well as Special Therapeutic techniques of Kerala.
After a short period he joined the parent organization The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd., as Branch Physician in Thiruvanthapuram. He holds the post of Authorized Medical Officer for the Department of Space (VSSC / LPSC) Govt. of India and Indian Airlines. He is the Medical Consultant for State Bank of India.
He has conducted an Ayurveda workshop in Germany which created lots of appreciation among the health professionals as well as general public.