Kauvery Hospital | Patient Newsletters | February 2018

The winter is slipping away slowly and Chennai is gearing to welcome spring season. People from northern India, and abroad, laugh when Chennai folks talk about winter. It sure doesn't snow here and there is no need for a fireplace at home. Snow can be nice and enjoyable as a tourist, but is really painful if you must live with it.

brought his entire family from Bangladesh to have their health assessment done here, for he had heard about it from his friend who came here last month.

I also listened to the story of another middle aged man who already had a heart attack and was undergoing treatment down south, but wanted to have a second opinion of his health condition here because of the trust his friend had about our hospital.

I felt really proud to know that the good reputation of our hospital has spread so far just by word of mouth. Quality treatment provided and ethical practices followed here sincerely have given a good name to the hospital. Now, it is a healthy challenge for the staff at our hospital to uphold or better these standards. The smile of a patient healed of his illness is the biggest incentive to our physicians and nurses who ensure this noble profession really cares for humanity.

Welcome spring, welcome good health.

Dr Iyappan Ponnuswamy MD, FRCR
Chief Radiologist

Picture Gallery of Events in January 2018

The First Peripheral Neuromuscular Workshop 2018

The Neurology department of Kauvery hospital held a peripheral neuromuscular workshop aimed at young neurologists and trainee neurologists.

This unique workshop was organised by Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran and Dr. Prithika Chary on the 27th and 28th of January at Tamilnadu Government Super Multi-speciality hospital, Chennai.

The topics covered ranged from basic to complex neurophysiological tests such as single fibre, stimulated single fibre testing to ultrasound examination of nerves and muscle.

We had faculty members from United Kingdom and India imparting knowledge and skills for two days. It was a very interactive program where participants could engage in direct dialogue with experts and also have hands on experience to do complex neurophysiological and ultrasound tests.

The inauguration was presided by Doyens of Neurology like Prof G Arjundas, Prof C Velmurugendran, Prof A V Srinivasan, and Prof Boopathy.

Overall this academic excercise was a great success with very good feedback from all delegates.

Launch of SALT-Save a Life Today. Sponsor a Dialysis

Chennai Kidney Club along with Kauvery Hospital launched SALT (Save A Life Today) initiative on 1st January 2018, started with an aim to sponsor one dialysis, free every day.

How it works: Contribute Rs. 2000 and sponsor one dialysis in a year. Specify one day - be it your birthday, wedding day or any other significant day - to sponsor the free dialysis to a needy patient. 50 % of our patients have insurance cover and the rest pay for themselves. These patients who need assistance for their treatment will benefit. Do spread the word for massive community participation. Many patients, friends and well-wishers have come forward to contribute to this noble cause.

Dr.Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, along with the Prime Mover of SALT, Mr. Bhalubhai Gopalan and Chief Nephrologist, Kauvery Hospital, Dr.R.Balasubramaniyam gave the cheque to Mr.Gopalakrishnan the first recipient.

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