A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment with specialized staff and equipment. The best-known type of hospital is the general hospital, which has an emergency department. A district hospital typically is the major health care facility in its region, with large numbers of beds for intensive care and long-term care. Specialised hospitals include trauma centres, rehabilitation hospitals, children's hospitals, seniors' (geriatric) hospitals, and hospitals for dealing with specific medical needs such as psychiatric problems (see psychiatric hospital) and certain disease categories. Specialised hospitals can help reduce health care costs compared to general hospitals.
Devotees pray here for various remedies. For release from Pithru Shabas (curses of the ancestors) and adverse aspects of Sun planet (Surya dosha) people pray to Pattinathar and Kaduveli Siddhar on Sundays with Marikolundu and Sampangi flowers and rose clothing on Sundays. For remedy from mental distress and ill effects of planet Chandra (moon) devotees pray to Siva Vakya Siddha and sage Romasa on Mondays with conch flower (Sangu pushpa) and Jasmine flowers with white clothing. For success in land disputes, delayed marriage and remedy from the adverse aspects of Planet Mars (Sevvai dhosha) devotees pray to Bogar and Pulipani siddhas on Tuesdays with Vilwa, Samandhi, Arali and Jathi flowers and red clothes. For ill effects of planet Mercury (Budha), people pray to Idaikadar and Vallalar with Jasmine and Vibuthi (sacred ash) and green colour clothes on Wednesdays. For relief from the adverse effects of planet Jupiter (Guru), devotees pray to Kakapujandar and Agapei Siddhar with Maru, Tusi, Vilwa and Sangu pushpas on Thursdays with yellow clothes. Kanjamalai Siddha and Chennimalai Siddha are prayed by the devotees for the grace of planet Sukhra (Venus) with Pachilai, Betel leaves, jasmine and lotus flowers with white clothes on Fridays. Also on Fridays, devotees pray to Sattai Munivar and Kudhambai Siddha with Jathi flowers, Virutchippoo, Vilwa and Tusi with multi colour clothing for relief from the adverse effects of Kethu (dragon head). For relief from serious sins called Brahmmahathi dosha caused by committing murder, rape etc., and adverse aspect of Saturn (Sani Baghwan), devotees pray to Saturn with all kinds of flowers and dark blue cloths on Saturdays. Also on Saturdays, devotees worship Azhugani Siddha and Pambatti Siddha with Tusi, Thazhamboo and lotus flowers with black clothing for relief from adverse Raghu (Dragon tail).
Traditional Siddha medicine upholds balancing, uprighting and eliminating the pathogens as the main principles of treating diseases and maintaining health.It plays a good role in the fight against viral diseases, chronic inflammation, functional disorders, endocrine disorders and other diseases. Traditional medicine stresses prevention before diseases rather than treating diseases. But Siddha Medicine give equel importance in prevention and curing. According to the Siddha medicine, various psychological and physiological functions of the body are attributed to the combination of seven elements. Diet and lifestyle play a major role, not only in health but also in curing diseases. Internal medicine was used through the oral route and further classified into 32 categories based on their form, methods of preparation, shelf-life, etc. External medicine includes certain forms of drugs and also certain applications (such as nasal, eye and ear drops), and also certain procedures (such as leech application).