Services to the Elderly: Foundation Launched
Dr. V.S. Natarajan Geriatric Foundation was launched on 6th February 2017. A book, ‘Life is beautiful, again’ authored by Dr. Natarajan was also released on the occasion. Retired IAS officers Lakshmikanthan Bharathi and B. S. Raghavan and executive director of Kauvery Hospital Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj were among those who participated.
28th Road Safety Week
Kauvery Hospital, Trichy in collaboration with the Tiruchirappalli City Police celebrates the 28th Road Safety Week from 17th January to 23rd January 2017. To raise awareness to the public about wearing helmets while driving two-wheeler to prevent road accidents, a "Bike rally with helmet", was organized on 18th of January.
The rally was flagged off by Mr.Prabakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Traffic, Cantonment. Handouts and pamphlets were distributed to the public to raise awareness on wearing helmet to ensure safe travel. There were more than 300 participants in the rally, taking forward this noble mission of creating awareness on road safety, enabling a paradigm-shift in the society.
Trichy Orthopaedic Update Knee-II
Meeting and Surgical Skill Workshop titled, "Trichy Orthopaedic Update Knee-II", was conducted on 7th & 8th of January 2017 in Trichy, a sequel to the Workshop conducted on 4th January 2015. Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University has accredited the CME, rendering certificates with credit points to all the participants.
Dr.S Chokalingam, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedics, Kauvery Medical Centre and Hospital, was the Course Chairman of this event and was the architect of this program, rendering his expertise to educate on knee problems and demonstrate various techniques of knee surgery. Case based interactive discussions and live demonstrations were organized to gain hands-on experience.
Around 100 delegates had participated in the Workshop encompassing various Surgeons across Tamil Nadu. The Program paved a platform for the Orthopaedic Surgeons to develop skills and share their knowledge which would eventually benefit the patients.
New Year Get together
Kauvery hospital conducted an exclusive Consultant’s New-year Family Get Together, on 8th January 2017 at Trichy. The Sunday evening has marked very special amongst the consultants to celebrate the evening along with their family members. The day was filled with "fun and Frolic", encompassing cultural shows by small screen celebrities, and special games for couples and children. Surprise gifts and family photo shoot added merry to the event, making it highly memorable.
Kauvery Hospital Trichy organised a district level awareness human chain
A District level Awareness Human Chain, recommended by the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme on 25th Nov 2016, at 9.30 am, on the occasion of Indian Organ Donors Day. Mr.Sachithananadam, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Srirangam was the chief guest. The welcome speech was rendered by Dr. A.Subramaniyan, Sr. Medical Admin of Kauvery Hospital, Cantonment. Dr.T.Rajarajan, Nephrologist delivered the importance of Organ Donation to the gathering. Joint Managing Director, Dr S. Manivannan gave the key note address. More than 500 members from various firms and institutions like NGOs, Rotary Elite, Live Donors and Organ recipients participated in the human chain. Signature campaign was also organized and sensitized the idea of organ donation to the public.
Organ Donation Awareness Talk
In order to raise public awareness about organ donation, Dr.R. Balasubramaniam, Chief Nephrologist addressed the people gathered at Kauvery Hospital, Chennai on the importance of organ donation. The aim was to motivate people to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness.
Kauvery Hospital’s FamFest 2016 offered doctors and their families an opportunity to escape from their daily routines and celebrate a day of fun and togetherness. All those present had an energetic time with a variety of activities to keep them occupied and happy. The memories that were created will last for a long time and become part of the culture and traditions of the Kauvery Hospital family.
Kauvery Hospital Trichy Marathon
A marathon is always a happy occasion and when it is coupled with the message of Organ Donation, it becomes a truly memorable event. The large crowds that gathered at the start, the fluttering colourful balloons and the buzz of anticipation all combined to create the perfect atmosphere for the run. The winners received their rewards but there were no losers here. The support shown for a noble cause made everyone a winner. That includes the organizers whose hard work and dedication did so much to ensure the success of the event.
City Gynaecologist Honoured
City obstetrician and gynaecologist Jaishree Gajaraj was conferred the Dr. K. V. Thiruvengadam Award for Health Care 2016, on Wednesday. The award, given by the Rotary Club of Madras East and Kauvery Hospital, recognised Dr. Gajaraj's surgical skills, her academic brilliance, her mentoring as well as leadership, the citation of the award said. Dr. Gajaraj said that apart from being honoured and privileged on receiving the award, she saw it as a message that she had many more things to do in improving healthcare.
Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director of Kauvery Hospital, said the award honoured not just her delivery of healthcare but also her teaching of the next generation.
Prof. Thiruvengadam commended Dr. Gajaraj’s work and energy. Chief guest of the function P. Murari, former secretary to the President of India, spoke of his personal experiences with Prof. Thiruvengadam.
Advanced Angioplasty Centre at Kauvery Hospital
Kauvery Hospital, as an extension of its health care services launched the "Kauvery Advanced Angioplasty Centre" on September 28, 2016 for treatment of complex cases of Coronary Artery Disease.
Dr. R. Nataraj, IPS(Retd.) and MLA of Mylapore declared open the centre. Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director and Senior Interventional Cardiologists Dr. K. P. Sureshkumar, Dr. Amal. A. Louis and Dr. S. Manoj of Kauvery Hospital spoke on the benefits of angioplasty and the highlights of the centre.
Dr. K. P. Sureshkumar, Senior Interventional Cardiologist said, “We at Kauvery Hospital, now have the expertise and technology to perform advanced and complex angioplasty techniques to avoid bypass surgery as much as possible, with very little or minimal risk with good long term outcomes.”
He added, “Advanced Angioplasty Centre is as part of this initiative that we at Kauvery Hospital have made to revolutionize treatment for coronary artery disease. We hope that that our community, not just patients in and around Chennai, but all patients across the country benefit from this excellent initiative been introduced by experts with several years of experience in the United Kingdom who are now here providing care at international standards.”
Dr. Amal. A. Louis, Senior Interventional Cardiologist explained, “There are now various heart centers all across India for bypass surgery. However there are none for angioplasty for this high risk group of patients with severe coronary artery disease or multiple blockages. With advance in technology and with third or fourth generation drug coated stents and absorbable stents, a lot of these blockages which previously were not suitable for stenting, can be successfully done without an open surgery. We also have advanced imaging facilities superior to angiogram (Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography imaging) which further facilitates the advanced angioplasty techniques.”
According to Dr. S. Manoj, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, “Coronary Artery Disease (Blockage in blood vessels in the heart) is a leading cause of death all over the world and is the second leading cause of death in India.
For many years patients with severe coronary artery disease used to undergo bypass surgery and this is still the norm all across our country. However, in the western world, coronary angioplasty (unblocking the blood vessels with balloon and stenting) has taken over bypass surgery as the first line treatment for patients with severe coronary artery disease.”