Monday, July 20, 2009

The Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Awards 2009

The Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Awards 2009 were on Sunday presented to 10 doctors in recognition of their service to the poor, to mark Doctors’ Day. The awards were instituted by the Confederation of Indian Organisations for Service and Advocacy (CIOSA) and Udhavum Ullangal, a charitable trust, to honour medical practitioners for their dedication to the social cause and service to the underprivileged. The recipients of the 2009 edition of the awards in the name of Dr.

Sanjivi, founder of the Voluntary Health Services and a trailblazer in community medicine, included doctors, surgeons and health administrators from all over the State. The awardees were M. Govalan, plastic surgeon, Peravallur; Uma Natarajan, Block Medical officer, Mudhur; Iyyanar, deputy director of health services, Dharmapuri; Tarun Chabra, dental surgeon, Udhagamandalam; Anitha Rao, director, medical services, TTK Hospital; Muralidharan, orthopaedic surgeon, Virudhunagar; S. Ganapathi Raman, oncologist;

Shantha Kamath, psychiatrist and K.S. Gamal Abdul Nasser, dental surgeon. The lifetime achievement award was conferred on J. Balasubramaniam, medical director, TTK-VHS Blood Bank. Presenting the awards and citation, S. Alphonse Selvaraj, Additional Director, Public Health, said the medical fraternity had greatly contributed to provide a strong community medicine network across the State. Saradha Suresh, director, Institute of Child Health, said the institution’s tie-up with Ekam Community Paediatric Health Project had been able to bridge critical gaps in paediatric care for the underprivileged.

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