Our adorable readers,

We begin with a note of thanks, for your abundant appreciation of the contents of the KWay.

It energizes us to bring more useful, helpful, hopeful, health-related information to you on each issue.

Summer is upon us and Omicron has given us a fortuitous break.

So, we gift you also a break on COVID – talk!

We break new grounds on this issue.

Our frame of mind is what we seemed to be! We are often happy, sad, alert or sleepy. We stay active or become sluggish from time to time.

What drives those moods? Those states of being!


They are Brain – chemicals that dictate and determine how we run our lives; they control the strings that make us perform like puppets!

One such neurotransmitter is Serotonin, which keeps us optimistic.

Another important neurotransmitter is Dopamine. This is a happy hormone, which controls our emotions and motor activities.

As we age, we all want to stay happy, bright and active, don’t we?

But we may note that some elders feel low, and physically become slow. These symptoms are often ignored as a part of aging.

But unfortunately, it could be an early sign of a progressive neurological disorder called Parkinson’s disease, where there is a depletion of dopamine.

This month’s edition of K-Way brings out awareness of this disorder.

April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day.

Early detection and treatment, with empathetic care and support, are what we can do for patients suffering from this disorder.

Let us do our best to restore the quality of life to these elders who once gave all their time and energy to us.

Take care and have a great month ahead.

We’d love to know what you think about our monthly newsletter. Feel free to connect with us through info@kauveryhospital.com.


Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam
Senior Family Physician

Highlights @ Kauvery


காவேரி மருத்துவமனை குடும்பம் தாமிரபரணி மண்ணில் விரிவடைகிறது என்பதை மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.

திருநெல்வேலி மற்றும் சுற்றியுள்ள நகரங்களில் உள்ள மக்களுக்கு சர்வதேச தரத்தில் எமர்ஜென்சி மற்றும் ட்ராமா கேர், கார்டியாலஜி, நெப்ராலஜி மற்றும் யூரோலஜி, நுரையீரல், நரம்பியல், காஸ்ட்ரோஎன்டாலஜி, பல உறுப்பு மாற்று அறுவை சிகிச்சை மற்றும் எலும்பியல் போன்ற நவீன சேவைகளை நாங்கள் வழங்க இருக்கிறோம்.

நம் மருத்துவமனை அமைந்துள்ள அனைத்து நகரிலும் எளியவர்க்கும் ஏற்ற தரமான சேவை வழங்கும் வாக்கை தொடர்ந்து நிறைவேற்றியுள்ளோம். நெல்லை நகரிலும் அந்த சொல்லை பாதுகாப்போம்.


Dr. S. Manivannan MD., DNB.,
Founder & Managing Director
Kauvery Group of Hospital


Dear readers, we aim to provide top quality healthcare at an affordable price as our vision and mission. We feel honored and privileged to receive this tribute from Newsweek, one of the most prestigious magazines in America.

We are delighted to inform you all that Dr. Poongothai, PG Resident from MEM course, Dr. Stephy, Dr. Vishnu (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Meenalochani (General Surgery) from DNB courses have been successful in their final exams and come off with flying colours.

Kindly join us in congratulating our bright, enthusiastic doctors and wishing them all the best in their careers. Kauvery Hospitals can be proud of the fact that the MEM and DNB courses are the most sought after in our state and our country. Thanks to the meticulous mentors and appreciative patients for their continued support.

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    Dr. Poongothai
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    Dr. Stephy
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    Dr. Vishnu
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    Dr. Meenalochani

Kauvery Hospital Performs Successful Pediatric Liver Transplants

Kauvery Hospital performs successful pediatric liver transplants on 2 year old boy and 4 year old girl suffering from Liver Failure. The parents of both the children came forward to be donors.


From Left to Right

Dr. Iyappan Ponnuswamy – Medical Director, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai
Parent and 2-year-old boy
Ms. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament
Parent and 4-year-old girl
Dr. Ezhilan Naganathan – Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Elankumaran K, Senior Consultant & Head – Liver Disease and Transplantation Centre

Women’s Day Celebration

The Women’s day celebrations at Kauvery was grand and excellently organized. Our Executive Director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj, inaugurated the occasion and reinforced on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The theme for this year, Break the Bias, emphasis on gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow. We congratulate and thank Dr Vaishnavy, Dr Bhuvaneswari, Dr Kavitha, Dr Shirley, Dr Anu, Dr Hema, Dr Maha, the organizing team and all the wonderful women doctors of Kauvery for all their support.


Restart A Heart- Free CPR Workshop Exclusively for Women

Kauvery Hospital Chennai organized a free CPR Workshop “Restart a Heart” exclusively for Women on occasion of International Women’s Day. The workshop was aimed to create awareness on CPR – (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), an immediate and lifesaving procedure, performed on a person who suffers a cardiac arrest, to revive the function of heart as early as possible. Dr Aslesha Vijaay Sheth, Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Emergency Team conducted the program. There was a huge response for this program which made the event gratifying.



We were in Hyderabad for Medicall expo last week. One evening, on our drive back to the hotel along Hitech city main road, we saw many groups of excited children playing under the beautiful summer twilight sky. When we saw those happy kids, we were all immediately hit by a wave of nostalgia.

All of us from Innovations seated in the car began reminiscing about our childhood days when life was simpler. Now summer isn’t that big a deal except for the scorching heat, but at one-time summer signified school holidays and pure freedom. Visits to a grandparent’s house in the village. Riding a bicycle through the neighborhood after dark. Making paper boats and screaming in joy while watching them float down the stream. Playing 123 turn-statue (not quite as challenging as Squid Game’s red-light, green-light). Chasing the bell of the ice cream man around the street corner….oh, boy!

As kids, everything was so vibrant and playful. Anything was possible. Paths turn into rivers, trees turn into castles, squirrels turn into magical creatures and fishes turn into mermaids. There were no limits. There was always something to be excited about.

Out of the many memories we shared in common, one thing was for sure, as children we soaked up every moment before sundown as though it were our last.


We hope you find the child in you this summer and approach the world with childlike wonder and fascination

So what happened? Adulthood crept upon us and with that our childlike imagination slowly faded away.

In our nostalgic reverie, we made a vow. A promise to spend more time observing, playing, and imagining endless possibilities. If we could all bring a little of that childlike energy back into our lives, wouldn’t our lives be happier and more fulfilled? Perhaps that’s something we can do more of as adults.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself. Or even better if you can do this exercise with your family or team members.

We would love to hear from you. Write to us! Tell us about your best childhood memory and drop it in the “Memories box” that is kept in the ground floor, Health centre building. Be sure to leave your name and contact number. You can also write to us at info@kauveryhospital.com with the subject as “A trip down memory lane”. We have a surprise gift for the best story.

Enjoy your trip down memory lane!

  • Did you have any nicknames? How did that name come about?
  • What were you like when you were a kid?
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What is your happiest childhood memory, and why?
  • How is life different today compared to when you were a child?
  • What is great about your life right now? What would you like to improve/change?